The 2018 ROI Summit is right around the corner! Click the headings below for important info and logistics that will help you prepare for your experience in Jerusalem.

Weekly Emails

In the weeks leading up to the Summit, you will receive a series of emails with important information. Access all these emails in one place (as they become available) by clicking on this link. Please make sure to log-in to the website in order to access the page.

Arrival Schedule
Doors to the ROI Summit will open at Hotel Yehuda in Jerusalem on Sunday, June 24, 2018.
 
  • Hotel check-in will begin only at 3:00pm.
  • Registration will be from 3:00pm-5:00pm. (Make sure to arrive NO LATER than 4:30pm to finish registration on time.)
  • Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.
  • Dinner will be served from 8:00pm-9:30pm.
The Summit will conclude on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 5:00pm at Hotel Yehuda.
Full Participation

Please remember that we expect each participant to participate fully in the Summit, and to stay at Hotel Yehuda in Jerusalem for the duration of the gathering. Please note that even those who live in Jerusalem are required to stay at the hotel during the Summit.

Much of the Summit experience extends beyond the official program (in the halls, at the water cooler and at the coffee station). For this reason, we ask that you please make yourself available for the Summit’s entirety.

How to Get to Hotel Yehuda

*Each Summit participant will be required to arrange and pay for their own transportation to the hotel.

From the airport, you can choose one of the following options (we recommend taking a shared taxi):

Take a private taxi from the airport to the hotel. Approximate cost: between 350-400 NIS.
Take a shared taxi (“Monit Sherut” – they’re big and yellow!) from the airport straight to the hotel. Approximate cost: between 60-70 NIS.

From Tel Aviv:
Take Egged bus 405 from the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Alternatively, you can take Egged bus 480 from the Arlozorov bus station (also called, “Savidor Merkaz” or “Rakevet Merkaz”) to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. In either case, once arriving in Jerusalem, take the light rail to the Yeffeh Nof station, and from there, bus number 33 to the hotel (get off at the stop by the streets Kulits and Shulov). Check out this map for more details.

From the Jerusalem Central Bus Station:
Take the light rail to the Yeffeh Nof station, and from there, bus number 33 to the hotel. Check out this map for more details.

Abraham Hostel Shuttle Options: Arriving before the Summit and need transportation to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem? Abraham Hostel offers the following shuttle options: Abraham ShuttleAirport Transfer to Jerusalem (Shared Taxi), and Airport Transfer to Tel Aviv (Private Taxi)

Post-Summit Transportation

ROI will provide transportation at the end of the Summit (Thursday, June 28 at 5:00pm) to the following destinations:

  • Jerusalem Central Bus Station
  • Ben Gurion Airport
  • Tel Aviv Central Bus Station
Parking

There is parking outside Hotel Yehuda at no additional cost.

Accommodations

All ROI Summit participants will pay a non-refundable participation fee of $350 (US), which includes flights to/from Israel as well as accommodations during the Summit.

Summit participants will share double rooms (two people of the same gender per room) unless requested otherwise.

Please note that while ROI will cover most of your costs throughout the Summit, we will have a Jerusalem outing at which you will be responsible for covering your own lunch costs. We recommend allocating about 50 NIS cash for this expense.

What to Wear – Don’t Forget These!

The dress code for the Summit is business casual, so be sure to pack accordingly.

In addition to your daily attire, here are a few 2018 Summit essentials that we highly recommend bringing along!

  • Nice shirt/blouse for professional headshots. Say “Cheese!”
  • Warm clothes for the evenings. Jerusalem is known for its chilly summer nights and some of our dinners and evening activities will be outdoors!
  • Business attire for an evening of one-on-one meetings with guests from leading industries and organizations. 
  • Party clothes and comfortable dancing shoes – we have a celebration planned for you!
  • Comfortable clothes that can get very dirty during a hands-on workshop. 
  • Swim gear. Hotel Yehuda is equipped with a pool, so bring along your bathing suit, goggles – whatever you need to jump in that water.
  • Workout clothes and sports shoes for our optional morning exercise sessions.
  • Sunscreen and a hat!!! While it cools off at night, the sun in Israel is some of the strongest around, and part of the Summit will take place outside.
Post-Summit Activities

We have curated a list of great post-Summit opportunities for you! Click the links below and RSVP where necessary.

Choose to do any one or more of the following!
  • "Simply Sing at the YMCA," followed by an after-party! Join incoming participants Anya Shani and Ram Mizrahi, and Community member Zaki Djemal, for an evening of intercultural connection through music (June 28) – event details here.
  • A Sip Of Culture with Wine On The Vine (Thursday, June 28) – Not ready for the fun to end? Spend a warm Jerusalem night tasting wine, listening to music, and watching LIVE art creation... Kudos to ROIer Zo Flamenbaum who's co-organizing this event, tickets bought in advance are just 80 NIS!
  • A pop-up tavern on the most colorful rooftop in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood, hosted by incoming participant Ayelet Cohen's 30 וכמעט (June 28) – register here
  • Incoming participant Deborah Medrez – aka Ziburta – is giving a concert in Jerusalem's Nachlaot neighborhood (June 29) – details here.
  • Shabbat Dinner with the Jerusalem Village (Friday night, June 29) – Meet local Jerusalem social activists in their 20s and 30s and spend the evening with ROIers at a dinner under the stars (kosher). RSVP here! (Check out Weekly Email #6 for the password.)
  • Off-the-Beaten-Track: Old City Tour Led by ROIer Eitan Perry (June 30) – Discover the hidden gems and make sure to come with sunscreen, water, a hat and a wallet (if you are Shabbat-observant, please bring your own lunch). Sign up here
  • Tel Aviv's People Who Usually Don't Lecture (July 1) – In a simply AWESOME initiative by ROIer Narkis Alon's ZE.ZE, unconventional speakers will take the stage to share personal and interesting stories. Space is limited and spots are in demand! The event is in Hebrew, reserve your tix today!
  • For your interest: If you're scheduled to leave Jerusalem the night the Summit ends, check out White Night Tel Aviv – Google the event and go check out the activities! 
  • See incoming participant Carlos Metta perform at BeerBazaar Jerusalem (June 30)! Details here.