I remember specifically when Bonna Haberman, who recently blew the shofar at the Western Wall's Women of the Wall's Rosh Chodesh service, decided to move to Isreal. A scholar at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center, she was in a committee meeting with her peers presenting their work-in-progress. Suddenly she exclaimed that the best action to further social action would be to study text, the original Torah or the Jewish sages' writings themselves, and put the scholarly conclusions into action.
And she did. She moved her family, husband and five children to Israel, and founded Mistabra. She also became active, as one of the original founders of WOW, in the organization and events of WOW.
She was one of three Women from Boston who were integral to the activities of that woman's group, composed of women from all sectors of the Jewish experience, from orthodox to secular, who wanted a place of their own to pray and read Torah every month. The others are Rabbi Susan Silverman and Batya Kallus. All are now currently residing in Israel.