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The Unity Mission aims to empower individuals through Jewish values, enabling them to take meaningful action where it is needed most. This journey offers a range of experiences, including connecting with Israeli mothers, volunteering to support civic initiatives, visiting Jewish heritage sites, experiencing a soulful Shabbat in Jerusalem, learning about social innovations meeting pressing needs in Israeli society, and giving back to soldiers and displaced families.

 

This is a journey designed not just to bear witness but to participate in the healing and strengthening of our Jewish homeland.

 

Stand up for the land and people we love:

 

Nov 4-11, 2024

Nov 18-25, 2024

Dec 2-9, 2024

 

 

 

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MISSION INCLUDES

Accommodations
Hotel in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with double occupancy rooms

Itinerary
Thoughtfully planned to foster connection and understanding and prioritizing security throughout

Transportation
Air-conditioned motor coach, including airport pick-up and drop-off

Trip Cost:
$2,950

Double occupancy in premium hotel
Subsidies are available if coming through a local Partner Organization.

$900 single supplement for a single hotel hotel room
Based on availability

Director of Experience & Engagement, Momentum

Adrienne Gold Davis

Adrienne was a Canadian television personality specializing in fashion, style, and beauty for almost two decades before becoming a senior lecturer and community liaison at the Village Shul in Toronto, as well as an international Jewish educator. Adrienne has appeared on all major Canadian television networks and has served as the event host for dozens of charities and organizations.

Adrienne and her husband live in Toronto and have two sons.

Momentum Educator

Nili Couzens

Nili Couzens is an international motivational speaker and Jewish educator. She is the Founding Director of Jewish Life Seminars and a past Director of the Women’s Division in Philadelphia. Nili is also the host of the Momentum podcast “Intentional Living with Nili Couzens.” She and her husband live in Israel with their six children.

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FAQ

Safety and Security

The safety and well-being of our Momentum participants and staff is paramount to us.

We adhere strictly to the safety and security standards, guided by the protocols established by the IDF’s Homefront Command (Pikud HaOref). With a history of safely facilitating meaningful experiences, Momentum has brought over 23,000 participants to Israel since 2009.

Read more about Safety and Security on Momentum Trips here.

Who should apply to the Mission?

This is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with Israel. Momentum’s alumnae and new potential participants, Jewish mothers, who are willing to strengthen Israel and its people, and share the impact of this mission with their networks and communities are invited.
Priority will be given to the following audiences:

· Participants, alumni and new, coming in through a Momentum partner organization (partner organization incentive available)
· Momentum Leadership Fellows
· Individuals who are less connected to their Jewish identity and community and motivated to become more engaged

What are the mission dates?

July 2-7, 2024
Nov 4-11, 2024
Nov 18-25, 2024
Dec 2-9, 2024

What are the qualifications to join the unity mission?

This is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with Israel. Momentum’s alumni and new potential participants, as well as Jewish mothers who are willing to strengthen Israel and its people and share the impact of this mission with their networks and communities, are invited.

Mission trips are designed for Jewish mothers with children under the age of 18, less connected to their Jewish identity and community and motivated to become more engaged.

Do I need to apply through a partner organization?

No, this is open to interested individuals and applications will be processed as they are received.

Can someone apply who has not gone on a Momentum trip?

If you have not been on a Momentum trip before, you are invited to apply too. This trip does not have the same eligibility criteria as Momentum trips so parents with kids older than the Momentum demographic or more strongly affiliated with their Jewish observance can apply.

Is it safe to be in Israel?

Israel is at war, and this is foremost in planning every element of this mission. Security will be our constant priority, and guards will be with the group throughout the mission. We will have security clearance for all planned programs.

What is the cost and what is included?

$2950, excluding airfare*

  • Hotel accommodations/double occupancy
  • All programs and site visits
  • Kosher meals
  • Airport transfers and air-conditioned motor coach throughout the program.
  • All tips and gratuities.
  • Single supplement for a single hotel hotel room is $900 based on availability.

*Price is different if coming with a partner organization. Reach out to your community leader for more information.

What is the itinerary for the trip?

  • Visit areas and sites impacted by the current war and connect with Israeli residents.
  • Make a difference by meaningful volunteering each day, strengthening IDF soldiers, families of evacuees and more.
  • Meet Momentum Israel sisters and hear their personal stories.
  • Take in spiritual inspiration from Momentum Educators and inspiring guest speakers
  • Gain and craft practical ideas on how you can help, to share with your families and communities back home.
  • Download Sample Itinerary

Where will I stay during the trip?

We will be staying at hotels in  Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and any travel during the day will start and return there.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • If Momentum cancels the trip, the fees are fully reimbursed.
  • You can cancel at any time before the trip and get a full refund of less than $100.
  • Flight arrangements are between the individual and the airline operator.

Are there any expectations after the mission?

Two post-trip online sessions are scheduled to provide you with support in effectively communicating the mission’s impact to your broader networks. Please anticipate attending these two sessions, which will occur a few weeks apart, upon return. These workshop-styled sessions will enable sharing of ideas and exchanging best practices.

How strenuous is the mission?

These will be emotionally intensive, long days that include active volunteer programs.

What is the language of the mission?

This mission will be for English speakers. Participants from countries where English is not the primary language can join as long as they speak English fluently and are aware that all content throughout the mission will be offered in English.

Can I bring gifts/donations to support Israel? If yes, then what do you recommend?

Absolutely. Needs are changing swiftly. Momentum is coordinating with groups in need of equipment and will be sending a list to all participants with the specific items to bring. Please wait for instructions from Momentum before purchasing anything so that we can be sure that all items can be received and distributed within Israel. Please note, that Momentum will allow participants to bring a 2nd duffle bag with gifts and donations.

Do I need to purchase insurance?

  • Yes, all participants need to purchase a travel insurance policy of their choice. It’s important to be aware of what the policy includes and what is excluded. Momentum is not responsible for any travel-related cancellations.
  • Momentum will provide health insurance for the dates of the trip.

Do I need an active data/cell phone plan in Israel?

Each participant needs to have an active DATA plan for the trip for safety and for daily communication on WhatsApp. WiFi alone is not enough as it can be spotty and slow.

Participants can activate an international plan through their own cellular provider or purchase a sim card or eSIM card (if the phone can be unlocked) from our preferred provider Talk N Save. Use discount code unity5 to receive a 5% discount on your order.

How can I pack most efficiently?

Please use the Momentum trip packing guide as a reference.

This trip will have an optional Dead Sea component. If you plan on visiting the Dead Sea, please bring a bathing suit, towel, and water shoes.

This trip does include active programs, so comfortable clothes and shoes, including some that you don’t mind getting dirty (from outside activities), are important.

Participants may bring:

  • 1 full-size suitcase
  • 1 backpack (you will receive a Momentum backpack in Israel)
  • 1 personal item without wheels (i.e. purse, fanny back, or small duffel)
  • A 2nd duffle bag for gifts and donations (optional)

What flights should I book?

Program begins at 11:00 am IST /  July 7 departure flights at or after 11:00 pm IST

What transportation is provided to and from the airport?

Transportation is provided from the airport to the program for flights that land between 6:30 and 10 a.m. on the first day of the trip and for flights departing Sunday after 11 p.m.

Will there be time on the trip to visit friends and family?

We recommend arriving early or staying after the trip to spend time with friends and family so you do not miss any programs and activites on the trip.

Is there WiFi?

For information on using electronics and wifi while in Israel, please visit this link.

When do I need to dress modestly?

Some of the places we visit (such as the Kotel/Western Wall and other holy sites) require women to wear shirts with sleeves and cover knees and cleavage. While you want to always dress comfortably, it is important to be prepared to dress more modestly at times and have a pashmina or light sweater to put on.

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