Jerusalem, April 30, 2012 – The ROI Community of Jewish innovators will gather 150 dynamic young Jews from across the globe for its annual five-day ROI Summit in Jerusalem, including first-timers from Bolivia, Iceland, Peru and Uganda. This gathering provides these future Jewish leaders with tools, support and the space they need to turn their ideas into innovative work that will change the face of Jewish life.
One hundred twenty new members were carefully selected from over 500 applicants, and hail from 26 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Israel, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Ukraine, USA and Uruguay.
The newest ROIers represent a diverse cohort – in age, gender, geographic location, community involvement and area of expertise. ROI Community Executive Director Justin Korda tells eJP, “The extraordinary talents and quality of this year’s applicants has compelled us to expand the involvement opportunities for Jewish innovators and community activists. We are in the process of working with current ROI members to create a variety of ongoing, regional and local gatherings and events worldwide to increase global networking and collaboration.”
According to Lynn Schusterman, ROI Community’s visionary founder, “The number and the quality of the applications we received for the 2012 ROI Summit were impressive and inspiring. I see great potential in these young Jewish activists, and the hundreds of others like them throughout the world, who are committing their time and extraordinary talent to help secure a relevant, meaningful and vibrant future for the Jewish people.”
You can meet the 2012 participants here.
About: ROI Community is a worldwide network of over 700 Jewish innovators from 50 countries created and sponsored by American Jewish philanthropist Lynn Schusterman. ROI Community connects dynamic Jewish leaders from around the globe and enables them to turn their passion into action by creating transformative work that will impact the Jewish world and beyond.