Attend a Catalyst

Catalysts are peer-led thematic gatherings that bring members of the Revolve community together around a topic they are passionate about.

Learn more about Travel Subsidies

Revolve encourages all participants to pay for their own travel to and from Catalyst gatherings. Our community of reciprocity requires contributions from all participants, and we hope you consider supporting your personal, professional, and Jewish values development by funding your travel costs to Catalyst. Revolve makes a significant investment in the Catalyst programs and does not charge a participant fee to attend gatherings. Funding your own travel is a great way to contribute to your Catalyst experience.

We realize that our community members represent a broad spectrum of professions, ages, and backgrounds. That diversity makes Revolve a vibrant, intelligent, and unique community. Revolve aims to minimize the financial barriers to attending Catalyst programs and offers the following framework for travel subsidies:

  1. Any applicant may request a travel subsidy for any or all of the Catalysts to which they apply
  2. Travel subsidy requests will not be shared with the Catalyst facilitators and therefore will not be factored into admissions decisions
  3. Revolve asks that every participant make a financial commitment to attend the gatherings of at least 10% of their travel costs
  4. Based on the amount of funding available, we expect that the average travel subsidy will be around $150 per Catalyst experience
  5. In an effort to stretch Revolve travel subsidies to as many applicants as possible, funding will be awarded to enable you to attend the top ranked Catalyst that you are accepted to. If additional funding remains, there may be travel subsidies to support your attendance a second Catalyst.

2017 Gatherings


July 21-23, 2017
Denver, CO

Catalyst: Spark will “activate activism” by leading participants through collaborative programming aimed at turning their ideas for social change into reality.


August 4-6, 2017
Baltimore, MD

Catalyst: Kaddish provides frameworks for Revolve community members to process loss through the lens of Jewish philosophy, religion, and culture.


August 18-20, 2017
Lake Como, PA

Join Catalyst: Camp to deepen your connection to the Revolve community in a fun and challenging summer camp setting.


September 8-10, 2017
Detroit, MI

Join us as we venture into the world of food and explore its role in culture, community development, and social justice.


September 15-17, 2017
New Mexico

Catalyst: Sacred provides an opportunity for participants to expand and challenge their own worldviews as they explore the idea of sacredness through an indigenous, Jewish, and personal lens in the context of the sovereign Nations in the Four Corners area of New Mexico.


October 6-8, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Through this Catalyst, we hope to create a space where couples can connect with one another to strengthen their partnerships, while also finding a community of others who will add strength to their bonds.


October 20-22, 2017

Whole person wellness is difficult to maintain; take time to reflect on your wellness needs and leave with strategies to improve your mental, physical and emotional health.