About Core

Core imagines a world in which Jewish women are so connected with Hashem, the Torah, and with each other that the warmth of Torah radiates through them to others, creating communities that are so warm and inspiring that everyone born into them wants to stay, and everyone else wants to join.

Just a few generations ago, before women began to almost universally work outside the home, and long before social media, women got together in groups for community issues like school and shul improvement, bikur cholim and chessed, as well as when they watched their children play. They fundraised as women for global issues like supporting Jews in the Holy Land, Russia and Europe. There was a sense of vision and responsibility that included, and fostered, strong connections among them, and to the Jewish people.

Today, much of that has been replaced with frantic schedules, little time for meaningful friendship, little energy for inspired marriage, disjointed, overtired parenting, and hardly any time for introspection, inspiration and re-dedication to the essential aspects of Jewish life.

This has led to a lessening of joie de vivre in the Orthodox community. And that, in turn, has caused a significant fraying of the sense of relevance and of commitment to Torah and mitzvos by those who lead observant lives.

In an environment where women need role models, kindness, inspiration, understanding and support more than ever, even the rebbetzin is overwhelmed and often working outside of her home. This has lead to a double fraying of female inspiration within the frum community: that of the laity and that of the leaders.

Core is committed to reweave that fabric.

Core was founded to build up and support Jewish women. Connection to Hashem, the Torah and the Jewish people is fundamentally passed through women: as mothers and grandmothers, as teachers and as community members. No one today is questioning if there is a breakdown in Mesorah and in the Jewish Social Fabric. The only question is what to do about it.

When the very women who are both privileged and tasked with carrying and instilling the Mesorah are stretched almost to the breaking point by the forces at play today, wisdom dictates that new pathways to connection and sustenance be forged. Core provides an array of new pathways, a network of support, and trained Torah based guidance for today’s women, so that they, their homes and their communities can truly flourish, and those women can, in turn, create spaces in which others flourish.

Core’s History Timeline

  • September 2016


    The seeds of Core were planted at the Netz Hachama meeting in Boro Park, NY

  • 2017 - 2018


    Core receives bracha and hadracha in Israel from

    Rebbetzin Tzipora Heller, Rebbetzin Chaya Levine, Rebbetzin Yehudis Golshevsky, Rebbetzin Estee Yarmush, Rabbi Avraham Edelstein, Rabbi Nochum Stillerman, Rabbi David Aaron

  • August 2018


    Core beta launches through its First International Conference in Denver, CO

  • December 2018


    Core receives bracha and hadracha in North America from

    HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky, HaRav Elya Brudny, Rabbi YY Jacobson, The Krula Rebbe, Rabbi Michel and Rebbetzin Feigy Twerski, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, Rabbi Eli Gewertz, Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky, Agudas Yisrael, Mrs. Esther Wein, Rabbi Yitzchak Feigenbaum

  • October 2019


    Core’s Mentor Incubator is launched with 40 women from 6 countries

  • Fall 2020


    Core conducts first ever Community and Engagement Survey of Shomer Shabbos women

  • Winter 2021


    Core continues to grow their Communities of Practice for

    Torah Teachers, Community Rebbetzins, Kallah Teachers, Marriage Mentors, Dating Coaches, Circle Connectors, Cheva Kadisha Members and Frum Female Leaders of Jewish Non-Profits.

Core creates warm and inspiring Jewish communities by nourishing and networking frum women.

Core offers training, resources and support for women who want to strengthen their communities on an intentional and ongoing basis. It is designed to help lay leaders, aspiring lay leaders, and community leaders create spaces, both physical and emotional, in which relationships with Hashem, His Torah, and other Jews flourish. It supports ongoing gatherings that help build individuals, families, communities, and the Jewish people.