Catalyst: Partners

October 6-7, 2017
Minneapolis, MN


As many of us grow older and begin to consider major milestones–formalizing our commitments, planning families, or continuing current commitments–it is important that we act with intentionality that is consistent with our values. 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.

We believe that in order to continue to grow and develop a community like ours, we must also invest in the key relationships that our community members hold dear. Participants will come together for fellowship, to re-connect with their partners, and to deepen their relationship’s connection to Judaism. In the way that witnesses to a ketubah help to hold a couple to their promises, supporting them in good times and in bad, so, too, can this community of Revolve couples act as this support to one another.

Catalyst: Partners will be a small gathering (15 couples, 30 participants).



Our participants are people who are involved in a committed, long-term partnership. They are ideally people who are interested in not only gaining from this experience, but whom are also interested in contributing by leading a session or facilitating an experience. We hope to have a diverse group of participants. This might include different racial and ethnic backgrounds, religious and political affiliations, socioeconomic levels, and sexual orientations. Previous Reality trip attendance is required for at least one member of the partnership.



Applications are now closed.


Candace Burckhardt lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She works in the special education community as a school coordinator, professional development facilitator, author, and researcher. Candace currently sits on the board of the Young Education Professionals – Twin Cities. Candace is a current doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focus is on using mindfulness and meditation in the special education classroom to increase self-regulation and working memory skills. She was chosen as a 2016 Mind & Life Europe Research Fellow based on her cutting-edge mindfulness work in schools.

Lauren Siegmund is a Senior Associate of Participant and Alumni Impact at Teach for All. She is a native of Brooklyn, NY and recently moved to Frederick, MD with her husband, Andy, in order to live out her values (thanks, Reality!) of putting family first, connecting to nature, and self-care. In her free time, she can be found running, practicing yoga, trying to catch up on old episodes of Gilmore Girls, and hanging out with her adorable niece-puppy, Lucy.


Location & Accommodations

Catalyst: Partners will take place in Minneapolis, MN.


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Packing List

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Catalyst Community

Before, during, and after their gatherings, Catalyst participants will share about their gathering with the whole community. Check back soon for photos, reflections, wireframes, and other documents from this gathering!