WO/MEN OF VALOR

An ongoing series dedicated to sharing the stories of Jewish women and men who have changed the world with courage, determination, and Jewish wisdom.
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Jewish Values

Nechama Leibowitz: Teacher to Thousands

In a time when the same standards of Jewish education weren’t upheld for girls as for boys, Nechama paved the way for women’s inclusivity in Jewish textual study and went on to transform Torah study for Israeli society.

Jewish Values

Doña Gracia Mendes-Nasi: From Portugal to the Promised Land

In Medieval Spain and Portugal, conversos practiced Judaism in secret. But as the authorities cracked down on these “secret Jews,” their lives and livelihoods were in grave danger.
As she fled through Portugal, Belgium, Italy, and Turkey, one young mother used every tool she had – her cunning wit, her business connections, and her family’s fortune – to save her people.

Jewish Values

Recha Sternbuch: A Wartime Story of Selflessness and Courage

Recha Sternbuch was destined for a quiet life as a wife and mother in the mountains of Switzerland.
But when the Holocaust reached her home, she discovered within herself a fierce warrior who could not stand by.

THIS WEBSITE WAS CREATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF RITA KRAKOWER MARGOLIS

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Mother to Mother Israel Unity Mission
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May 13-19, 2024

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$900 for Momentum husbands

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November 4-11, 2024

An exclusive, transformational, spiritual, and uplifting journey for women looking to invest in themselves and help us continue to build the Momentum movement.

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