The Momentum Fellowship
A Leadership Journey

Cultivate communal leadership. Empower Jewish women to lead our Jewish future.

Since the tragedies of October 7th, communities are searching for leaders to step up, take action and ensure the safety of Israel and Jews around the world. The Momentum Fellowship is designed to give you timely leadership skills to help you lead your community effectively at this time.

The Momentum Fellowship is a four-month program tailored for your organization’s needs that offers you the tools to overcome challenges – and to lead with empathy, courage and confidence. Combat antisemitism and discover a community that supports you to make an immediate impact in the Jewish world.

The leadership skills that our Fellows will learn are not stand-alone tools. Everything you learn, will be infused and framed with Jewish wisdom. Our intimate understanding of the global Jewish climate, due to our work with countless organizations, allows us to design a program based on the specific needs of our fellows.

The Fellowship experience includes a three-day in-person summit, six bi-monthly online sessions, and an opportunity for personalized coaching for each organization, focused on strategic impact planning and an end of Fellowship evaluation.

At the completion of the Fellowship, Fellows will be awarded a certificate in Communal Leadership.

The full value of the Fellowship program is $2925 for cohort members and $3725 for cohort leaders.

It starts with Jewish women — beginning with you and the community you serve.

Three Day in-Person Regional Summit
6 Bi-Monthly Online Sessions
Five Hours Personalized Coaching

Who is the Momentum Fellowship for?

Momentum welcomes everyone interested in learning and growing towards being a communal leader and making an impact.

Fellows are individuals who are interested in stepping up in their communities as well as people from organizations who have or have not partnered with Momentum. Fellows come together to form a local cohort focused on growing skills and tools to strengthen their own local community. Cohorts range from 2-10 people.

How do I put a cohort together?

Look for a diverse group of women who have expressed interest in helping with programming and emerging leaders that you think will be able to support executing your organization’s vision.

Building a cohort for this leadership journey will multiply your impact for the goals your organization wants to achieve. Women from your Jewish community or organization who are passionate about strengthening your community and are eager to develop and grow themselves are the perfect candidates for your cohort.

Momentum’s leadership definition

Communal leadership is inspiring and mobilizing people to take collective action to positively impact the Jewish people and beyond through Jewish values.

Upcoming Fellowships

Toronto, Canada

April 7-9,2024

Mexico

May 19-21,2024

For Spanish speakers

France

November 17-19

For French speakers

Israel

Dec 15-17, 2024

For Hebrew speakers

"It was an honor learning with incredible leaders from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The depth of the work we did as a group led to immense growth and impact. I feel privileged to be a part of Momentum and supporting our partners." Andrea Shlipak Mail, Momentum Board Member
"The Fellowship Program is the leadership accelerator I needed as CL to inspire other women in my community to lead through action" Judith Benchabo, Community Leader - Fundacion Hispano Judia
"The last 6 months has been a journey. I never thought of myself as a leader ever, but this journey has inspired me. I’ve learned things. I’ve done things. I’ve shown up." Sue Colman - Boca Women Inspired
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’ve already participated in the Fellowship program?

That’s ok! We welcome you back this year, as the content for the summit and cohort sessions have been adjusted and refined to meet the needs of our community.

What’s the time commitment?

The Fellowship has two elements in it – the summit and online learning The summit spans three days – Sunday through Tuesday.

The online program is comprised of six sessions, held twice a month for 90 minutes each time.

The online program will begin approximately, two weeks after the summit ends.

At the completion of this two-step process, Fellows will be awarded a certificate in Communal Leadership. Community Leaders are also awarded 5 hours of 1:1 coaching to support their strategic planning for the community.

Overall, this Fellowship program is 4 months long.

Can I come on my own?

Our leadership model is based on community. If you are interested in the Fellowship, we encourage you to come with at least one more person. We believe that if you work together, the impact is exponential.

How is this program unique to other Jewish leadership programs?

This Fellowship focuses on COMMUNAL leadership. The leadership skills that our Fellows will learn are not stand-alone tools. Everything they learn, will be infused and framed with Jewish wisdom. Our partnership and intimate understanding of the communal work our Fellows do, allows us to design a program based on the specific needs of a communal leader.

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What is the cost?

Momentum believes in creating strong communities. We value the partnerships with our global community and want to invest in you.

This four-month program includes a three-day summit (includes hotel and food) and six, 90-minute online sessions for $360.

Community Leaders will also receive five 1:1 coaching sessions with top organizational coaches.

The full value of this program is $3,725 for Community Leaders and $2,925 for Lay Leaders.

How is this different than a retreat?

This is a leadership-focused opportunity to grow your impact in the community by learning and practicing leadership tools and methodologies. The focus is the community, not the individual. You will have an opportunity to work with your team to build your community through skills learned during the Fellowship.

You will meet leaders from different Jewish organizations at the summit and build deeper relationships during the online sessions by sharing best practices, solving problems, and strengthening your community.

How do I register?

The registration is a one-step process. Community Leaders, Madrichot and cohort members will need to register individually.

Summit and Cohort Facilitators

Jessica Berkowitz
Debi Gilboa
Adrienne Gold Davis
Ianna Raim
Dana Sender-Mulla
Java Sauer
Ady Balderman
Jael Toledo

Coaches

Joelle Asaro Berman
Kylie Eisman-Lifschitz
Jory Stillman
Mariela Karp
Cindy Benhamu
Ady Balderman
Jessica Rosenbaum
Judith Benchabo
Samantha Amit

THIS WEBSITE WAS CREATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF RITA KRAKOWER MARGOLIS

Choose your Journey

Mother to Mother Israel Unity Mission
May 13-19, 2024 | July 2-7, 2024

Join our leadership, alumnae, and our partner organizations in supporting our sisters and their families with love, strength, and taking action.

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Unity Mission for Men
May 13-19, 2024

Momentum leadership, alumni and fathers of lone soldiers are embarking on this critical mission to support our fellow Israeli fathers, brothers, and their families, as we take action and bring them spiritual strength.

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Apply to 2024 Fall Trips
For Jewish mothers with children age 18 and under

Participants only pay their acceptance fee and airfare

To participate in the Momentum Yearlong 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

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Apply to 2024 Fall Trips
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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November 4-11, 2024

An exclusive, transformational, spiritual, and uplifting journey for women looking to invest in themselves and help us continue to build the Momentum movement.

Please note: This trip is not subsidized.

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