November 15-22, 2021

(Nominations are now closed)

This unique 8-day and 7-night experience will focus on healing souls, connecting with peers, and drawing inspiration from Jewish wisdom and modern-day Israel. It will feature Momentum’s signature educational programming, led by world-class speakers and Israeli thought leaders, as well as exclusive programming developed especially with healthcare workers in mind. Your health and safety are our top priorities. This trip will be adjusted to meet COVID-19 regulations.


HIGHLIGHTS

Mifgashim (encounters) with Israeli mothers in the healthcare field will be at the heart of our experience. A select group of Israeli women will join our group, sharing their stories and strengthening the connection between Israel and the Diaspora. Upon their return from Israel, participants will continue their year-long journey at home, taking part in a post-trip learning program.

"This trip and my last trip have built a strong foundation for Judaism in my life and my daughter's life. She's at a Jewish summer camp. Momentum by providing me this opportunity has shown me that I am wanted, valued, and welcomed to this group as a Jewish woman. I have felt embraced and welcomed by Judaism in a way that few other things have." - Elizabeth C.
"I also made some amazing friends. I think meeting strangers with a unique connection (Jewish physician mothers) is more valuable than coming with a group of friends from home. It was so special." - Katie HV
"This trip has given me a renewed appreciation for my Jewish heritage, my Jewish home, and my role as a Jewish mother physician." - Carrie FB
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is MOMentum Year-Long Journey for Healthcare Heroes intended for?

Healthcare Heroes, nominated by their communities/family members or themselves. Healthcare heroes mean: doctors, nurses, paramedics, EMTs (emergency management
technicians), dentists, physical therapists, mental health specialists, physicians’ and dentists’ assistants, and social workers in healthcare.

All participants must have children ages 21 years and under. This trip is designed for Healthcare Hero moms who are not highly engaged in the Jewish community or Jewish ritual observance.

What can I expect from participating in the MOMentum Year-Long Journey for Healthcare Heroes?

The MOMentum Year-Long Journey is designed for women who are less engaged in Jewish communal life and ritual observance. You can expect to experience a transformative process of Jewish learning and growth, with pre and post-trip online learning sessions and a trip to Israel taking place from November 15-22, 2021, together with a select group of mothers who work in the healthcare field from the U.S and Canada. Israeli mothers from Healthcare would join the group for 8 days of the trip, serving as a living bridge between Israel and Jewish Diaspora.

Take a look at our video from Healthcare Heroes July 2021 trip or browse through the trip’s itinerary. Some changes are expected but the spirit of the trip will remain the same!

Beyond the trip, what are the pre and post trip commitments?

Every woman who participates in the trip must commit to joining educational sessions, designed especially for participants of the trip:

November 2021: 2 pre-trip online sessions

November 15-22, 2021: Israel trip

December – November 2022: 12 online learning sessions, 1 hour each, led by Momentum educators and Community Leaders.

The sessions will be held virtually to accommodate everyone in their current locations and time zones.

Who can nominate me? Can I nominate myself?

Anyone who recognizes you as an outstanding professional and person can nominate you for the trip! Nominations can come from both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, (i.e. community centers, volunteer organizations, healthcare organizations, etc).

Your family members and friends can nominate you, too. Lastly, we ascribe to the words of Rabbi Hillel, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” That means you can nominate yourself!

Is this opportunity open for Momentum alumni?

Unfortunately, no. This heavily subsidized opportunity is offered only for applicants, who never took part in Momentum Year Long Journey and went on its Israel trip.

For additional opportunities for Momentum alumni, such are retreats and online learning see here.

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For Jewish mothers with children age 18* and under

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman receives a $3700 scholarship

Partner organization contributes $700 per woman

The Israeli Government contributes $700 per woman

To participate in the Momentum Year-Long Journey, women must live in close proximity to a Partner Organization. See our partners list here. Please notify your Community Leader with any updates to your application

*For 2021, applicants may have children ages 21 and under to participate

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Mainly for the husbands of Momentum sisters

$900 for Momentum husbands

Each man get a scholarship of $2,100-$2,400

Partner Organization contributes $700 per man

The Israeli Government does not contribute to the Men’s Trips

To participate, men must live in close proximity to a Partner Organization. See our partners list here. Please notify your Community Leader with any updates to your application

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Mothers of Lone Soldiers

Upcoming Trip: July 5, 2021

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman gets a $3,700 scholarship

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Momentum Grand

Upcoming Trip: November 2-8, 2021

Land Package Cost: $5,500/person in double room; $1,500 Single Supplement

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