Join women from all over the world for a revitalizing year of self-exploration, unforgettable experiences in Israel, and inspiring Jewish learning. Enjoy empowering Jewish classes led by world-class speakers and Israeli thought-leaders. Explore dynamic Tel Aviv, Masada’s desert magic, Shabbat in Jerusalem, and many more unique experiences. Discover how to connect deeply with yourself, your family, and your community and understand what it means to be a Lone Soldier.

 

Your health and safety are our top priorities. This trip will be adjusted to meet COVID-19 regulations.
Your year-long journey with Momentum includes FREE* 7 Days in Israel *Momentum trips are free for participants excluding airfare. Additional costs for participants include $75 for tips, a $99 acceptance fee, a $25 Year Of Growth book fee, and the cost of 1-2 meals per day. Participants pay a $500 deposit, which is fully refundable upon returning from the trip.
This trip is designed for women with children under the age of 21 at home, and who are less committed to Jewish community life and ritual observance. The Momentum Year-Long Journey continues with monthly gatherings and Jewish learning.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MOMentum Year-Long Journey?

Momentum’s flagship program is the MOMentum Year-Long Journey, which includes an inspiring trip to Israel for women across the globe, specifically Jewish mothers with children under the age of 18. (2021 participants can have children age 21 and under). Since 2009, over 20,000 individuals from 30 different countries have experienced this life-changing journey, returning home with a connection to Jewish values, ties to Israel, and the tools to take action in their homes and communities.

Who is this trip intended for?

– Women who have a child serving or served (in the past 2 years) as a Lone Soldier in the IDF. We will also accept women whose child is in the process of joining the IDF.
– Participants must have children under 21.
– The Momentum Journey is designed for women less committed to Jewish community life and ritual observance.

What are the dates for the Year-Long Journey?

The Momentum Journey starts with 3 pre-trip sessions that take place in the months leading up to the trip. The first pre-trip meeting will be held on June 6th.

The trip starts on Monday, July 6th, 2021, in Israel.

All participants must be in Israel by 10 AM on the day the trip starts.

What are the costs?

A $99 acceptance fee, a $75 tip fee, and a $25 Year Of Growth book fee.

Participants will be required to cover the cost of their flight. Flight subsidies are available based on need.

Some meals during the trip are at the participants’ expense.

Participants pay a $500 deposit, which is fully refundable upon returning from the trip.

What is the process for being accepted into this program?

You need to apply and meet the criteria mentioned above (Question 2).

Once all applications are in, we will select 20 women to receive the scholarship to join the program and attend the Year Long Journey.

How many women will receive scholarships to participate in the MOMentum Year-Long Journey that includes the trip in May 2021?

We have room for 20 mothers in this special group.

Not everyone who applies for the trip will be able to attend.

What if my child has completed their army service already, or have not begun it yet?

We are looking for mothers whose children are actively serving as Lone Soldiers at the time of the trip.

We will also accept women whose child served as a Lone Soldier in the IDF in the past 2 years and women whose child is in the process of joining the IDF.

What are the Post trip commitments?

Every woman who comes on the trip must commit to join 10 sessions as determined by the Community Leaders of the Year Long Journey. The sessions will begin on August 1st, 2021, and conclude on June 12th, 2022.

The sessions will be held virtually so as to accommodate everyone in their current location.

In addition, participants will be invited to local Partner events.

Additional Questions? Contact Us!

For more information contact Kayla Frankel

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Choose your Journey

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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