Some 180 Jewish fathers from around the world will follow in their wives’ footsteps on an exclusive “MoMENtum” journey to Israel.
The trip will take place between August 7-13, in coordination with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP).
As JWRP expanded its women’s trips to Israel, an increasing number of husbands saw how the experiences affected their wives and families asked for a similar program. This moved JWRP to start bringing several men’s groups to Israel. The men come from the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.
The “MoMENtum” journey for men is modeled after JWRP’s “MOMentum” trips. The trip includes a unique eight-day adventure to Israel, stretching from the mystical Galilee city of Tzfat to the ancient desert mountaintop fortress of Masada. It also features extensive itineraries and curated curricula encompassing everything from Jewish values to contemporary Israeli society.
The men’s trips include a special visit to an Israel Defense Forces army base, where the group participates in a combat boot camp.
MoMENtum's trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.
“We created MoMENtum experiences after getting hundreds upon hundreds of requests pleading with us to give men the chance to experience the same magic their wives had in Israel,” said JWRP Founding Director Lori Palatnik.
“We are happy to give these men the opportunity to get a taste of what their wives have, and work together on enacting change within their family and community.”