Momentum Grand is an exclusive, transformational, spiritual, and uplifting journey for women looking to invest in themselves and help us continue to build the Momentum movement. It is an opportunity to forge a sisterhood with accomplished, philanthropic women from all over the globe while learning together with dynamic, world-class educators and experiencing Israel in a new way.
Participants will experience intimate meetings with Israel’s top leaders and behind-the-scenes tours of Israel’s stunning sites and participate in fascinating classes while enjoying luxury accommodations and the best of Israeli cuisine.
Please note: This trip is not subsidized.
October 23-30, 2023
Adrienne is Momentum's Director of Experience & Engagement and a Momentum Trip Leader.
A fixture on Canadian television for more than 15 years, Adrienne served as host of her own daily fashion and beauty program, and as a regular contributor on many others. After taking a ‘life-changing’ trip to Israel, she found herself captivated by the spiritual wisdom of Judaism, and wanted to share that wisdom! Adrienne spent 15 years as Senior Lecturer and Community Liaison for The Village Shul in Toronto while also lecturing around the world. Today she is the Director of Experience and Engagement for Momentum and hosts Momentum Boost as well as her own podcast called Rise and Shine, Momentum partners work with participants to light the spark before trips and keep the flame alive after trips.
Adrienne lives almost half the year in Israel and the other half in Toronto. She and her husband have two sons.
Welcome to Israel! Begin your journey inward by mining the rich seam of timeless, relevant Jewish wisdom that is your birthright. Under the endless clear skies and waving palm trees of the Negev, you’ll finish the day with a nourishing dinner, stargazing, and a restorative sleep in the luxurious Kedma Hotel.
Embrace the adrenaline only the desert can deliver with exhilarating off-road Jeeping across the spectacular Ramon Crater and an exclusive tour of an Israeli Air Force base. Then, head into Tel Aviv to learn with Momentum Educators, network with new sisters, and explore the neon-lit neighborhoods of this beachside city.
What does courage mean to our people – and how might you find it for yourself? Embrace Israel’s courageous contributions to the Jewish people – and to the modern world – with visits to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the Peres Center for Peace, Na Laga’at, and the Asif Culinary Institute.
In the morning, the city of Tel Aviv is your playground as you sing, dance, eat, laugh, and explore during immersive, multi-sensory experiences at Guru Zuzu and the Ethiopian Heritage Center. Then, depart for Jerusalem, Israel’s capital and spiritual center, for your first glimpse of the Western Wall and time to dine together in the Old City.
Jerusalem welcomes you with golden stones, rich history, and open arms. As Shabbat approaches, visit the Heichal Shlomo Jewish Heritage Center and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Shabbat preparations. When the sun sets that evening, gather with your sisters to welcome Shabbat with candlelight, singing and dancing at the Kotel, and a delicious dinner at the Orient Hotel.
Pause and breathe, reflect and celebrate. Embrace the stillness of Shabbat morning with rejuvenating yoga, then dive into a meaningful exploration of the importance of legacy. Wander through the quiet streets of the Old City to lunch at the home of a local Jerusalem family, and say goodbye to Shabbat in the evening with musical rooftop Havdalah service.
As you walk in the footsteps of your foremothers in the Judean desert, reflect deeply on the Jewish values of achdut v’areyvut – unity and mutual responsibility – and imagine the legacy we want to leave to our children and grandchildren. Back in Jerusalem, soak up the magic of the Machane Yehuda shuk with a gourmet chef, then connect with members of Momentum’s distinguished Public Council over a special group dinner.
On your final day, convene for a private meeting with Isaac "Bougie" Herzog, the President of Israel, at his home in the Talbiya neighborhood of Jerusalem. After a tour of the Israel Museum, gather with all 250 of your Momentum sisters in the lush Judean foothills. Full of gratitude and ready to channel your growth, celebrate the culmination of this transformative experience and wish each other lehitra’ot – until next time!
When is the trip?
Momentum Grand will take place October 23-30, 2023. Additional trips are occasionally planned.
How much does the trip cost?
Land Package Cost: $5,900/person in double room; $1,600 Single Supplement
What does the trip include?
The trip includes Hotel (7 nights), Breakfast, Ground Transportation, Fees, and Group Meals.
The Trip Does NOT include air travel to/from Israel, tips, some meals, and travel insurance.
What is the itinerary?
Download a sample itinerary here (subject to change)
What do you recommend I pack for the trip?
Please download our packing list.
How can I book extra hotel nights, before and after the trip?
Please contact GoInspire
Is there time to shop?
Of course! There are many opportunities to shop nearly every day. Every dollar you spend infuses capital into the Israeli economy.
Want more information?
Invest in yourself and join in building the Momentum Movement. To learn more, contact Stephanie Smartschan.