Starting Sunday, 150 young Jewish innovators and leaders from 30 countries will convene in Jerusalem for our 8th Annual ROI Summit. The Summit is a five-day collaborative that will have these bright young minds dreaming big and networking intensely around how to strengthen the Jewish future.
We hope you will take advantage of the many opportunities to join in the conversations taking place, both in person and online. We include the details in this email, which we invite you to share with members of your network as well!
ROI Online and Offline: This year, ROIers will bring the conversation to you! From New York to Chicago, Dallas to Denver and all the way to L.A., ROI Community Members will lead in-person meet-ups and online Twitter chats featuring facilitated discussions about many of the speakers on the ground in Jerusalem. Highlights:
The founder of University for the People, Shai Reshef makes education accessible for a diverse array of emerging intellectuals from the developing world. Online and in-person discussions will center on the ways Jewish values, community and life shape our opinions about education, inclusion and social justice.
Ruth Calderon, an Israeli academic and politician who currently serves as a member of Knesset for Yesh Atid, will inspire a conversation on the ways Talmudic study and Jewish history shape our individual and collective vision for Jewish culture and life as it should exist in the future.
Noted TEDx speaker Joshua Prager will share his story of recovery and forgiveness after a devastating bus accident that left him paralyzed at a young age. His talk will lead to a discussion of the connection between forgiveness and Judaism.
Click here for a complete list of meet-ups and online discussions, and please join us!
Live Streaming: Building on last year’s success, ROI will live stream Summit sessions, including Sunday night’s opening ceremony featuring keynote speaker Nancy Lublin, Founder of Dress for Success and CEO of DoSomething.org. This talk is sure to spark discussion around how we connect and understand leadership in the context of Jewish Identity. On Thursday, you can tune in to watch our chair, Lynn Schusterman, deliver closing remarks.
Click here for the complete list of live streaming sessions and note that all sessions will be available on demand viewing just a few hours after they air live.
Dive in. We promise it will be a fascinating.
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ROI Community empowers its international network of activists and changemakers to strengthen Jewish communities and redefine Jewish engagement for a new generation of global citizens.
ROI Community is part of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create positive change in their communities. SPN also includes the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the Schusterman Foundation-Israel and REALITY.