HolyJourneys is an educational travel group for Jewish women who want to get inspired and stay inspired. We bring groups of women at all levels of observance to holy sites in Israel and in Eastern Europe so that we can learn, pray, sing, dance and grow together. Our trips are exhilarating, exhausting, reviving, challenging, comforting, and most

important—inspiring. Even when we travel the same route, the journey is always fresh because every woman alters the experience of the group by contributing herself, her feelings and concerns, her knowledge and prayers, her hopes and dreams…

We are Chassidic and Traditional, Litvish and Modern Orthodox; Ashkenazic and Sefardic (and Georgian and Bukharian!); FFBs and Baalot Teshuvah; single and married; mothers and grandmothers and daughters, waiting for children or not; healthy and in need of refuah; younger and older and everything in between. We are a mosaic of vibrant Jewish women who know that if you want to grow, you have to keep moving. “The path of life for the intelligent person is UP!” [Vilna Gaon on Mishlei 15:24]

Sara Melman, a long-standing student of Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of Woodmere, relocated to Jerusalem several years ago to deepen her connection with the Breslov community and raise her family in the holiness of Jerusalem. She has been leading trips to kivrei tzaddikim in Ukraine since 5761 because she knows what a privilege it is to awaken the hearts of Jewish women to serve Hashem. Sara also organizes tefillah outings across Eretz Yisrael and engages inspiring speakers to keep that flame burning. She and her husband Yonatan are the administrators of the charitable organization Shlomzion, which provides assistance to families in need in the holy city.

Yehudis Golshevsky is a graduate of Yavne Teacher’s Seminary in Cleveland and SUNY Buffalo. She is a Breslov Chassidiste who lives with her very patient and forgiving family in Jerusalem, and has taught Breslov Chassidus and a broad range of Torah classes and worked in Torah publishing for nearly twenty years. She currently writes the NarrowBridge.org twice-weekly e-mails on Rebbe Nachman's teachings for Breslov Research Institute and teaches a variety of in-depth Torah classes in Jerusalem. Yehudis first traveled to Uman in 5755 and began taking women's groups in 5766: "Every trip reminds me that there is a G-d in the world."