Many in the audience were not yet born when he was released from prison; others were still in pre-school; but when Natan Sharansky – at the invitation of Lynn Schusterman and the ROI Community – came to speak to 150+ young Jewish innovators gathered in Jerusalem he was greeted with an enthusiastic standing ovation.

His message, “don’t be in a hurry to join the establishment!”

Sharansky’s appearance at ROI’s annual summit was one in a series of collaborative events this summer involving the ROI Community and the Jewish Agency for Israel.