Thirty-six women from Ottawa were in Israel from November 13 to 23 taking part in a Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project Momentum trip. Participant Lenora Zelikovitz reflects on her experiences and what the trip meant to her.
This past November, I had the privilege of travelling to Israel on the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) Momentum trip. JWRP, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, sponsored 36 women from Ottawa, in the hopes of connecting us to the land of Israel, to our Jewish values and to each other, in a uniquely meaningful, spiritual and empowering way. Far more than just a “trip,” this incredible journey did all of that and more.
The JWRP Momentum trip, often referred to as “Birthright for Mommies,” empowers women to change the world through Jewish values. Along with approximately 400 other women from around the world, we had the opportunity to tour Israel, connect with the other trip participants and discover how to bring Jewish values back to our families and communities. [Read more…]