Our Mission Statement: We serve to empower women in widowhood to “lean into life,” build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world.

Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.


Please contact the leader for details.

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We’re widows helping widows to live– to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our husbands’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?

When a woman loses her husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.

  Meet our Leader

Jerusalem Leader –  Joelle Eckstein

Joelle was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and moved to Israel in 1983. After completing her studies at Hebrew University and Bar-Ilan University, she joined the travel business where she first learned about Christian tourism to Israel. She then went on to fulfill her dream of becoming an artist and opened her own hand made jewelry business, only to discover her real passion of helping others through the work of her late husband, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

She dropped everything to join him in his holy mission, until his sudden passing in 2019. Turning her pain into purpose, she started a new nonprofit in her husband’s memory to continue his dream. Her husband’s vision became her mission. She is a mother of 2, and fluent in Spanish, French, Hebrew and English.