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Momentum is a global movement focused on the greatest influencer – the Jewish mother. When you partner with us, you inspire women to live their most meaningful lives and transform themselves, their families, and their communities through Jewish values.
Why become a Momentum Partner?
Momentum joins together with Jewish organizations around the world to build and strengthen local Jewish communities – starting with women.
With this model, Momentum and our 400+ global partners have reignited Jewish life for 23,000+ individuals – sparking deep connections to Jewish values, community leadership, advocacy for Israel, and unity without uniformity around the globe.
Upon completing the Yearlong Journey with a partner organization and Momentum, program alumni continue to highlight the transformative impact on them:
Feel Jewish Values are more relevant to their daily life
Feel Jewish continuity is very important
Increased attendance at Jewish classes
Light Shabbat Candles
More connected to the Jewish community in their area
Celebrate Jewish Holidays
Jewish continuity is important to me
The MOMentum Yearlong Journey
The Journey begins
Bring together a cohort in your area of Jewish women with children under 18
Prepare for the Israel experience during 3-4 engaging learning sessions
Guide your cohort toward personal growth and action in your community
The Israel experience
Spend eight transformative days in Israel on a profoundly personal journey
Explore our shared homeland’s miraculous history and take in inspiring Jewish wisdom
Facilitate relationships between your cohort and their Israeli companions
Connect to a new global sisterhood
Motivate your cohort to implement their personal impact plan
The Journey continues
Bring the inspiration home to your community with leadership and volunteering opportunities
Continue the learning and growth with 12+ sessions over the course of the year, culminating in a celebration
Encourage husbands and partners to join us on a MoMENtum Men’s Trip to Israel
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What is the Momentum Yearlong Journey?
The Momentum Yearlong Journey is an immersive experience that empowers women to connect to Jewish values, engage with Israel, take action in their homes and communities, and foster unity without uniformity.
It includes a profound, personal eight-day experience in Israel, during which women explore our Jewish homeland, take in inspiring Jewish wisdom, and join a global Jewish sisterhood. Back home, women channel their energy and passion personally, professionally, and communally. They continue their learning and growth through monthly gatherings, learning sessions, and leadership opportunities with their newly-formed sisterhood – all facilitated by the Partner Organization in the local community.
Who can become a Partner Organization?
Momentum partners with local, national, and international Jewish organizations around the world, from all backgrounds and affiliations. Our programming is available in multiple languages – English, Spanish, Russian, and Hebrew – and continues to expand: in 2022, we welcomed our first trip in French!
See a list of our partners here.
How does my organization benefit from a partnership with Momentum?
Momentum joins together with Jewish organizations around the world to build and strengthen local Jewish communities, starting with the greatest influencer: the Jewish mother.
When you partner with us, you inspire women to live their most meaningful lives and transform themselves, their families, and their communities through Jewish values. You also drive your own mission forward and increase your impact, infuse new energy into your organization, grow your network, and empower Jewish leaders in your community.
What does a partnership with Momentum entail?
When you partner with Momentum, you become a vital part of our worldwide movement! Partnership begins immediately, with support from our Partnership Team to help you identify Community Leaders, recruit participants, and prepare for your organization’s Momentum Yearlong Journey experience.
For participants, the Yearlong Journey begins with three or more pre-Trip to Israel meetings to welcome them to the experience, connect them with each other, and create an action plan for personal growth. They also agree to attend monthly post-trip learning sessions with their cohort, led by your organization’s Community Leaders with original educational resources and guidance from Momentum.
Who can be a Community Leader?
At every step of the Momentum Yearlong Journey, your participants will be guided and inspired by a local Community Leader: a hand-selected member of your organization or community with a passion for Jewish life.
Community Leaders come from all walks of life – Jewish educators and non-profit professionals, lay leaders, community members, rebbetzins, or Momentum alumni – but share a passion and dedication for inspiring participants to step up for themselves, your organization, and your community.
With in-depth resources, individualized guidance, and a worldwide network of peer support, Momentum empowers Community Leaders with the tools they need to step up and lead their participants.
For more on selecting and training Community Leaders, see Partner & Community Leader Responsibilities.
Can a woman participate in the Momentum Yearlong Journey more than once?
No, a woman may only experience the Momentum Yearlong Journey as a participant one time. However, she may attend again as a Community Leader or a Madricha (a former participant who steps up to assist the Community Leader and guide new participants).
How many staff members can the Partner Organization bring on the Momentum Trip to Israel?
Momentum requires that each Partner Organization bring one Community Leader for every nine participants. (In a group of ten, for example, one person would be the Community Leader and the other nine would be participants.)
There is a maximum of 10% staff per cohort, rounding up at five. The thresholds for additional staff are: 15-20 participants, two staff members; 25-34 participants, three staff members, and so on. For a group of 15 or more, additional staff members may be either another Community Leader or a Madricha (a past participant who has volunteered to assist staff and guide new participants).
How much does it cost to become a Momentum Partner Organization?
The Momentum Year-Long Journey is supported by generous donors, Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, and the Partner Organization.
The total cost of the trip is $3950 per person. The Partner Organization pays a partner fee for each participant to attend.
For more, please see our complete funding model for 2023 here.
Can I have the participants pay the partner fees?
No, partner fees must be paid by the Partner Organization. Please speak with your Partner Relationship Manager for guidance on fundraising to cover your partner fees or partnering with foundations and other organizations for financial subsidies.
What is Year of Growth?
Following their Trip to Israel, cohorts gather each month to delve into a core Jewish value, guided by Momentum’s Year of Growth educational resource. With stories from our heritage, lessons from our history, and action-based exercises for individuals, couples, and families, Year of Growth supports continued Jewish learning and growth.
Each participant receives a print version of Year of Growth while in Israel! To access the digital version of Year of Growth, please click here. You may also find it under the “Year of Growth” tab on the Community Leader portal.
Momentum also provides resources for the three required pre-trip sessions. You may access the Pre-Trip to Israel Resource here.
What is the Momentum Yearlong Impact Plan?
The Momentum Yearlong Impact Plan starts from the very beginning by setting SMART goals for what you want to achieve with this investment. Your goals will help you build your cohort and then dictate how you build your pre- and post-trip educational experiences. Our staff works with you during this process to ensure your success in creating impact in your local community.
Once complete, you may submit it through an online form in the Partner Portal prior to your trip.
Where can I see trip videos, flyers, and other Momentum materials to share with our board and donors?
Do you provide training for Community Leaders?
Community Leaders are required to participate in a four-part training course, with three sessions held prior to the Momentum Trip to Israel and one immediately following. Momentum provides one-on-one coaching to help Community Leaders succeed in creating a cohesive cohort, preparing their participants for the trip, and creating an impact plan for their Yearlong Journey. We are also happy to introduce new Community Leaders to veteran Community Leaders to guide and mentor them.
Who is in charge of planning the post-trip Year of Growth sessions?
Community Leaders are responsible for planning and facilitating the post-trip Yearlong Journey sessions for participants. They may choose to utilize Momentum’s Year of Growth resource and are encouraged to share materials and lesson plans with other Community Leaders around the world.
Does Momentum provide any support to the Partner Organization’s post-trip Year Long Journey?
Yes! Momentum’s education department provides optional monthly lesson plans that follow the Year of Growth.
There is another organization in my city taking women on Momentum trips, will I be competing with them?
No, you will not be in competition with other organizations in your city. Every organization has a unique mission and diverse constituents.
There are many opportunities for different organizations to learn from each other. In fact, many organizations come together to organize joint Year of Growth sessions and activities!
Who qualifies to experience the Momentum Yearlong Journey?
There are three primary qualifications to experience the Momentum Yearlong Journey:
- The Yearlong Journey is designed for Jewish mothers and fathers who are not highly engaged in the Jewish community or Jewish ritual observance, but wish to raise their children in a Jewish home
- Participants must have at least one child aged 18 or under
- Participants must be aware that the trip is fast-paced and the itinerary is full (As we say, “Sleep when you get home!”), with lots of walking, bus travel, and long days
Where do women have to come from?
Participants must live within a 30-minute drive to the Partner Organization. Momentum programming is designed to build your community through monthly in-person gatherings, so participants must live close enough to be part of your community. From experience, we have learned that participants who live more than 30 minutes away are less likely to attend post-trip gatherings.