January 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Sharfman / Puder Public Relations / Office: 212-558-9400 / Israel: 077-44-7158 x1 / [email protected]
JERUSALEM GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS TO CONVENE FOR THE FIRST TIME TO ADVANCE CITY’S RENEWAL
Mata Maala - Young Jerusalem Activism Conference
Kibbutz Tzova, January 15-17, 2014
Jerusalem, January 9, 2014 — Over 75 participants from dozens of diverse grassroots organizations around Jerusalem will gather January 15-17 for the inaugural Mata Maala - Young Jerusalem Activism Conference, created to chart a course for the renewal of Jerusalem as a city with a thriving future.
The gathering will emphasize collaboration and partnerships between the different organizations present with hopes of attracting even more activists in working together towards the long-term goal of cultivating effective and inspiring civil society in Jerusalem.
“This conference will explore how joining forces, breaking down barriers and bringing together inspiring individuals can leverage existing energy to make a greater impact on future and current challenges in Jerusalem,” said Racheli Rembrandt, Tene Yerushalmi CEO. “Jerusalem today has become a hub of vibrant social activism, there are many young adult grassroots and political organizations committed to Jerusalem's renewal and the power can be so much greater if they work in a united, directed way.”
The conference will host prominent and influential speakers, including, Prof. Menahem Klein, Mali Baruch, Abed El Karim Lafi and more. To learn more about the Mata Maala conference and to review the schedule as well as the full list of participants, please visit: http://www.mata-maala.com/
The Mata Maala Conference was created as part of Schusterman Connection Points, an initiative launched by the Schusterman Philanthopic Network (SPN) to put young Jewish leadersat the helm of creating a series of gatherings around the world. Designed as a new and meaningful way for young Jews to assemble with purpose, Connection Points are part of SPN’s broader investment in organizations and programs that empower young leaders to take an active role in shaping a vibrant Jewish future.
“The Mata Maala gathering is an exciting opportunity for young activists in Jerusalem to explore how they can strengthen the city as a vibrant modern capital and cultural hub," said Lynn Schusterman, chair of the Schusterman Philanthropic Network. "I believe young people hold the key to building a global Jewish future, and we must invest in their talent, passion and potential to do so."
About Schusterman Connection Points:
Schusterman Connection Points, an initiative launched by the Schusterman Philanthropic Network to put young Jewish leaders at the helm of creating a series of gatherings around the world. Designed as a new and meaningful way for young Jews to assemble with purpose, Connection Points are part of Schusterman’s broader investment in organizations and programs that empower young leaders to take an active role in shaping a vibrant Jewish future. For more information please visit: http://www.schusterman.org/schusterman-connection-points.