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Ministry of Diaspora Affairs

"The more I explore and follow this amazing project, the more it is my conclusion that it is probably the single most effective program in the Jewish world."

~ Naftali Bennett, Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Minister of Education

The JWRP was honored to host an intimate event with Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Minister of Education, Naftali Bennett this past Sunday. JWRP Founding President Jeanie Milbauer graciously hosted the event with her husband, Bill Knapp, who welcomed Minister Bennett and his team to the gathering of JWRP board members, supporters, and staff. Lori Palatnik, Founding Director of the JWRP, kicked off the event with two beautiful, personal stories of impact she witnessed during Momentum Trips to Israel. Then, the guest of honor, Minister Naftali Bennett, addressed the crowd.

Minister Bennett praised the work of the JWRP in his statements, "If you want sustainable change, it needs to come from the moms. Their enthusiasm is contagious.

In 2016, the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs expanded our partnership and invested in bringing more Israeli women on MOMentum Trips. Following their MOMentum
Trips, four local organizations created over 50 events for the 250 Israeli JWRP sisters and their communities, including monthly speaking events, volunteering
opportunities, trips around the country, challah bakes, holiday celebrations, and more. Word has spread about the MOMentum experience, attracting hundreds of
more Israeli women who want to get involved.