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Momentum wants to invest in YOU.

Leadership programming is the natural next step in Momentum’s ongoing commitment to building our Global Partner Organizations, stronger communities, and pursuing our mission: to empower women to change the world through Jewish values that transform ourselves, our families, and our communities.

The Fellowship was created for YOU.
Your feedback was instrumental in the design of the Momentum Fellowship.

Become a Fellow.
The Momentum Fellowship is a six-month leadership program rooted in Jewish wisdom and values, facilitated by Momentum Trip leaders, educators, and leadership experts. The Fellowship experience includes one in-person summit, six monthly virtual workshops, and opportunities to exchange ideas with peers.

Build a cohort
Community leaders – build a cohort to join you on this leadership journey and grow impact for the goals you want to achieve. You may invite women from your Jewish community or organization who are passionate about strengthening your community and are eager to develop and grow themselves. Cohorts range from 2-10 people.



What is The Momentum Fellowship?

The Momentum Fellowship is a six-month leadership program rooted in Jewish wisdom and values, facilitated by Momentum Trip leaders, educators, and leadership experts. The Fellowship experience includes one in-person summit, six monthly virtual workshops, and opportunities to exchange ideas with peers.

In-Person Summit
A two-and-one-half day, in-person, onsite serves as the kickoff summit for the Momentum Fellowship. The experience infuses Jewish wisdom and Momentum’s core values with communal leadership skills. Facilitation will be shared between a Momentum educator and a leading industry expert. Networking, case studies, and best practice sharing will be curated throughout our time together.

Facilitated Virtual Workshops
Registration is a commitment to attend the Kickoff and participate in the full 6-month Fellowship.

Near the conclusion of the onsite, Fellows will self-select their preference among three leadership modules. Fellows continue with the program by attending the monthly facilitated workshops for 6 months.

Strengthening Peer-to-Peer Networks
Fellows can join monthly networking sessions to check in with each other, build deeper relationships, and share best practices.

Who is invited?

Community Leaders and Madrichot will be invited to take part in the Fellowship. They will invite Lay leaders, Momentum alumnae, colleagues and community volunteers.

Build your Cohort
Community Leaders – Build a cohort to join you on this leadership journey! You may select women from your Jewish community who are excited to nurture a strong Jewish community and power the work you are doing even further.

This approach serves as a built-in local cohort, supports you and your organization at large, and quickens your abilities to mobilize others to take communal action.

Cohorts are a minimum of two women and a maximum of 10.

Where and when are the kickoff summits?

Southeast Region:
Sun, Apr 30 – Tues, May 2 (Sunday starts at 2:00 PM; ends Tuesday at 4:30 PM)
Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs
350 Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Northeast region:
Sun, Jun 4 – Tues, Jun 6 (Sunday starts at noon, ends Tuesday at 3:30 PM)
Westminster Hotel
Livingston, New Jersey
Deadline to register: May 19th

Latin America:
Sun, Aug 27 – Tues, Aug 29
Buenos Aires, AR

What’s the time commitment?

The summit spans three days – Sunday through Tuesday. The six virtual workshops will each be 90-minutes and held monthly via Zoom. Additional resources will be provided and optional for those who want to delve further.

How is this different than a standard leadership program offered online?

Leadership courses are widely available through countless organizations and educational institutions. And costs are wide-ranging. What’s unique to the Momentum program is that it is designed for YOU – Community Leaders and your selected cohort. From Community Leader focus group feedback and Community Leader survey responses, we’ve zeroed in on topics, learning formats, and speakers that resonated most. And you told us that enhancing leadership skills through a Jewish lens is deeply important to you; Momentum Jewish educators will provide insights rooted in Jewish wisdom and values.

Survey responses confirmed that building up your peer-to-peer network is important and valuable. We’ll ensure you have opportunities to do just that! You will meet new Community Leaders at the summit; during the 6-month workshops, you’ll build deeper relationships with the cohort taking your same leadership module; and we’ll be setting up optional monthly networking calls – check in with each other, share best practices, solve nagging problems, and strengthen the Community Leader sisterhood.

How is this different than the Retreats Momentum held before?

During and after Covid, Momentum offered Retreats to elevate our spirits, infuse us with spirituality and allow us to take some “me” time to power up our batteries. It was focused on the individual and what she could then take back to her home.

The Momentum Fellowship is designed to help support your needs in communal work. We listened to your feedback and created an opportunity for professional development around communal work. That is also why women are invited in a cohort and not as individuals.

Come, lean in, and let’s grow together!

What is the cost?

$199 for CLs
$199 for Madrichot
$399 for cohort members

This price includes full board for the summit: All meals, accommodation, speakers, workshops, and additional surprises. It also includes the 6-month-long program that follows online.

As all Momentum events, the food will be Kosher.

Where do I apply?

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

If I drive, is there adequate free parking?

Hilton Orlando has free guest parking. Details coming soon for other locations.

Summit Facilitators and Momentum Fellowship Cohorts


Ianna Raim, Leadership and Executive Coach

Ianna is a Momentum Educator and a professional executive and business coach whose clients include corporate executives and business owners throughout the United States and overseas. As a professional speaker, Ianna has delivered motivational and strategy presentations worldwide to the Organization for Women in International Trade, IE Brown Executive MBA program, and various non-profit groups.

New Jersey

Debi Gilboa, physician and resilience expert

Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of Dr. G is an industry-leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. As a television personality, Dr. G gives straightforward advice to bridge the gap between kids and adults. She is a regular on NBC’s TODAY and appears on numerous other local and national television talk shows, including Good Morning America, Fox News, and The Rachael Ray Show. Dr. G speaks the world over, and is an award-winning, board certified family physician. Her four sons range in age from 9 to 15 years old.

New Jersey

Adrienne Gold Davis, Director of Experience and Engagement for Momentum

Adrienne Gold Davis is the Director of Experience and Engagement for Momentum and is an international Jewish educator. She was a Canadian television personality specializing in fashion, style, and beauty before falling in love with Judaism and making a major career pivot. She spent 15 years as a senior lecturer and community liaison for the Jewish community before joining the Momentum team. Today, she also hosts a top-rated podcast (Rise and Shine with Adrienne Gold Davis). She’s been married for over 30 years and has two adult sons.


Dana Sender Mulla, Director of Leadership Development

Dana Sender-Mulla received her M.A. in Public and Political Leadership and her B.A. in Liberal Arts from TLV University; she was a Schusterman Fellow, became certified in Jewish Peoplehood teaching for educators at the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies, studied Leadership Decision Making at Harvard Kennedy School, Group Facilitation at Gishot and Negotiations at Lahav Executive Education at TAU. Dana is also a co-founder and board member for Zikaron Ba’Salon and One-Day Social Volunteering. She is a Schusterman Fellow, a former member of the Global Shapers Community for the World Economic Forum, and a member of the ROI Community.


Jessica Berkowitz, Momentum Senior Education Specialist

Jessica was a part of the founding team of OneTable and has taught for Hillel International, Jewish Federations of North America, JCC Association of North America, Foundation for Jewish Camp, and Birthright Israel, among others.


Chava Sauer

After embracing a life of observant Judaism in 2002, Chava Sauer decided to dedicate herself to sharing the richness and wisdom of Torah with her fellow Jews. Over the past 18 years, Chava Sauer has realized her dream, speaking in Jewish communities and schools all over Latin America. Her charisma and passion have drawn people towards her as a spiritual mentor.

Chava, together with her husband Efraim, have served as Rabbi and Rebitzen in Aish Hatorah in Chile. They have created and directed many educational projects for children, college students and adults.

Currently, Chava and her husband continue their outreach work in Mexico City as Rabbi and Rebitzen for the Ashkenazic community at Yavne school and synagogue. Chava also serves as a Momentum educator.

Chava is the mother of beautiful children who she strives to raise with meaningful Jewish values.


Cynthia Cuculiansky

Organizational Advisor to Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Executives. Advisor to the World Bank on issues of leadership, change, innovation and SDGs. She is a facilitator in international activities, guiding representatives of governmental, private and social sectors to establish agreements that benefit the citizens of the world. President of the Limud Foundation Argentina for the Development of Learning and Cultural Diversity. She has been a Vistage Speaker since 2003 on topics of Talent, Leadership, Innovation, Change Management and Organizational Culture. She is a Coach for management positions; Her focus on people has allowed her to collaborate with hundreds of businesspeople, professionals, and civil servants so that they unleash their maximum potential to achieve results and impact. Speaker at Tedx. Her talks, “What do you want to be when you grow up” and “Passion’s race” TEDx, positioned her as one of the outstanding Argentine businesswomen, who promotes the balance between professional passions and personal desires.

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Choose your Journey

For Jewish mothers with children age 18 and under

FREE (excl. airfare)

Each woman receives a $3650 scholarship

Partner organization contributes $800 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


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


Momentum Grand – October 23-30, 2023 –  is 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.