Momentum Fellowship

JWRP’s Leadership Development Program

Were you energized by the MOMentum exprience?

Are you inspired to take leadership in your community?

Would you like to accelerate your contribution to the JWRP global network?

Apply for The JWRP’s international Momentum Fellowship, a leadership program designed to help you develop personally, influence your community and grow the movement. The JWRP Momentum Fellowship builds off the well-established MOMentum program, a yearlong Jewish learning and community building experience for women of diverse Jewish backgrounds. The Momentum Fellowship leverages women’s roles in their family and local communities as well as their professional and personal interests and skills, while providing structured leadership development for participants to explore Jewish values and apply them to needs in their own Jewish communities.

The 2017 Momentum Fellowship welcomed 16 fellows from four cohorts each consisting of four fellows. Cohort locations were: Denver, Toronto, Washington, DC, and Israel.

The Program

In-Person Learning

A three-day leadership retreat launches the Momentum Fellowship, offering collaboration with fellowship peers, JWRP staff, and cohort facilitators for personal support, project foundations, professional development, and accountability toward success.

Project Development & Implementation

As part of the fellowship, each participant will implement a project impacting her local community that resonates with one or more of the following goals:

  • Connecting to Jewish values
  • Engaging with Israel
  • Taking action in your community
  • Fostering unity, not uniformity

Projects will serve as a model for The JWRP global community and will be featured via The JWRP’s social media, supporting the marketing of each fellow’s work.

What do fellows get?

  • Three-day leadership retreat
  • Seven sessions of facilitated peer-support networks
  • Being a part of an international cohort of amazing and creative women
  • Opportunity to feature your project at the JWRP Momentum Conference & online to the JWRP international community
  • PR support via JWRP’s social media
  • Israeli Government and the JWRP provide certificate of success upon completion

How to Apply

Momentum Fellowship applications are already being accepted. To begin your application, click on the Apply Now link below.

Participation Fee

The JWRP covers the majority of Fellowship-related costs.

Fellows are asked to contribute a fee of $360(Program fee is waived for Israeli participants) to be paid by the participant and/ or the participant’s organization. Participants are responsible for their own retreat related transportation costs.



Applications will be evaluated for current and potential leadership, alignment with The JWRP core Jewish values, impact of proposed project, and capacity to contribute to and gain from the program.

Selections will be announced via email by the end of (date TBD).

2018 Schedule

Initiative completion by TBD  
Submitting project final documentation by TBD

Steering Team

Project Director:

  • Dr. Ronit Ziv-Kreger, Director of Education, The JWRP


  • Israel: Dana Sender-Mulla, The JWRP Israel Director
  • TBD

The JWRP Education and Leadership and Development Committee:

  • Manette Mayberg, Chair, Immediate Past President and Co-Founder of The JWRP
  • Dr. Erica Brown, Director, Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership & Associate Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership, George Washington University
  • Abi Dauber Stern, Vice President for Jewish Education and Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience at Hillel International
  • Michael Soberman, Senior Educational Consultant, iCenter for Israel Education
  • Sora Wolasky, Human Resources Director, Health Source Distributors
  • Dr. Janet Krasner Aronson, Associate Director at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and Steinhardt Social Research Institute

Project Coordination:

  • Jenn Fechter, Momentum Fellowship Coordinator
  • Erin Ring, JWRP Program Manager

Project Evaluation:

  • Dr. Hanna Ashar, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Selection Committee:

  • A 15-member anonymous committee.