Meet the incredible individuals who will be experiencing the 2018 ROI Summit with you in June! Coming together from all around the globe, you represent a diverse array of interests, skills and accomplishments. Read all about your fellow change makers by browsing through their bios; scroll through the list of names and countries and get a sense of who will be joining you in Jerusalem. How many of these passionate doers do you already know? Get excited to meet them all soon!

Adam Moscoe

Adam was born and raised in Ottawa, a community that nutured in him the...

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Advanced Policy Analyst Program
Finance Canada, International Finance and Development
North America
Adi Altschuler

Adi was born and raised in Hod Hasharon, Israel. She is a leader and an...

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Founder & CEO
Inclusive Israel
Israel
Adina Rom

Adina grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. She is passionate about effectively...

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Founder and CEO
Policy Analytics
Europe
Adina Lichtman

Adina is from West Orange, New Jersey, and is now living in the East...

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CEO/Founder of Knock Knock Give A Sock
Knock Knock Give A Sock
North America
Alan Dosoretz

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, most of Alan’s family was born in Moises...

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Executive Director
Argentina Ciudadana Foundation
Latin America
Amy Lipner

Amy lives on a floating home in the San Francisco Bay. A strategic writer...

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Owner/Digital Writer
Amy Lipner Media
North America
Andras Ligeti

Andras is the current executive director of the European Union of Jewish...

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Executive Director
European Union of Jewish Students
Europe
Andres Aguilera Guzman

Until you start believing in yourself, you ain't gonna have a life

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Political Advisor
Embassy of Israel in Chile
Latin America
Anya Shani

Anya immigrated to Israel from Russia with her mother in the 1990s and...

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Director of Culture and Events
Jerusalem International YMCA
Israel
Arkadiusz Fochtman

Arek was born and raised in Lodz, Poland, where he also studied classical...

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Local History/Jewish Sites Specialist
Jewish Information Centre in Wroclaw (Poland)
Europe
Ariel Constantinof

Ariel was born in Israel in 1991 during the Gulf War, but his parents, who...

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Founder
Weirdo.One
Europe
Assaf Luxembourg

"Life is too short to sell things you don't believe in" (Patrick Dixon)

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Speaker & Consultant
Assaf Luxembourg
Israel
Avishag Bohbot

Never give up.

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Investor
,Entrepreneur ,Social activist
Israel
Aviva Rosman

Aviva was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where her mother still serves as...

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COO and Co-Founder
BallotReady
North America
Avraham Hayon

I am grateful for the privilege to be doing something so meaningful

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CEO and Co-Founder
Nochah-SAHI - Special Hessed Unit
Israel
Ayelet Cohen

Ayelet was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. She was brought up on the...

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Director of Jerusalem Activites
Start-Up Nation Central
Israel
Barr Yaron

Barr grew up in Philadelphia with her younger brother and two Israeli...

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Data Scientist
Facebook
North America
Bat-El Papura

Bat-El Papura is an actress, writer, producer, and lecturer. She is, in...

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Lecturer, Actress, Writer
"I am Bat-El"
Israel
Batsheva Moshe

Batsheva is the CEO of Unistream, an Israeli NGO that narrows socio-...

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Chief Executive Officer
Unistream
Israel
Rebecca Altman

Becky grew up outside of Chicago and graduated from Boston University with...

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Director of Development
A Better Chicago
North America
Benjamin Katz

Ben is an Israel-based activist who works to integrate LGBT diversity...

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Doctoral Candidate, Department of Psychology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel
Benjamin Weiner

Ben is the founder of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, a direct trade social...

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President/CEO/Chief farmer
Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, LLC
North America
Brad Smorgon

Brad is an experienced strategist, portfolio manager, and innovator...

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Head of New Ventures
Unified Healthcare Group
Oceania
Bradley Cook

I can't change the past, but we sure as heck can influence the future.

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Managing Director
Career Up Now
North America
Brit Yakobi

From childhood Brit has had a deep passion to create social change,...

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Founder
Free Space
Israel
Carlos Metta

Carlos is a Mexico City born and bred musician, sound designer, and Jewish...

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Musician and Sound Designer
Freelance
Latin America
Dalia Fleming

Dalia is from London, England. They were brought up in a household where...

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Executive Director
KeshetUK
Europe
Dana Klein

Dana was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. She found herself in...

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Deputy Finance Director
National Republican Congressional Committee
North America
Dani Baran

Dani is from Istanbul, Turkey. Although he grew up in an area close to...

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Europe
Daniel Heller

Daniel is VP of operations for Social Construct, a San Francisco-based...

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VP of Operations
Social Construct
North America
Daniel Nahmias

Daniel was born and lives in Jerusalem. He studied industrial design at...

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Co-founder and CEO
Jerusalem Design Cooperative
Israel
Daniela Oberstein

Daniela is originally from Frankfurt, Germany, but her interest in the...

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Programme Manager and Media Officer
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Europe
Danielle Selber

Danielle believes there is a Jewish community for everyone and that her...

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Assistant Director
Tribe 12
North America
Danya Shults

Danya is the founder of Arq, a lifestyle brand and community that helps...

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Founder
Arq
North America
David Pruwer

David is a man of many hats. They don't all match his socks, but he...

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Consultant
Shaldor
Israel
Dean Cohen

Dean is from Melbourne, Australia. Growing up, he benefited greatly from...

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CEO
Flying Fox
Oceania
Debbie Danon

Debbie is a leadership trainer, consultant, and coach, and a Jewish...

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Trainer & Learning Consultant
Self-employed
Europe
Deborah Medrez

Deby (Ziburta) was born in Mexico City to an Ashkenazi Modern Orthodox...

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Singer/Songwriter/Soloist
Ziburta
Latin America
Dena Goldberg Linder

Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, Dena has been fascinated by genetics...

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Genetic Counselor
University of California San Francisco
North America
David Brom

Dovi is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was born and bred. After...

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Executive Director - Africa
Cadena
Africa
Ela Cenudioglu

Ela grew up an active member of the Jewish community in Istanbul, Turkey....

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Lawyer
Isiktac & Atabay Law Firm
Europe
Elliot Jebreel

Born to Iranian Jewish parents in Manchester, Elliot moved to London at...

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Senior Policy Advisor
HM Government
Europe
Elul Rifman

Elul was born and raised in Kibbutz Revivim, in the Israeli Negev. Seven...

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Adviser to the Mayor
Jerusalem Municipality
Israel
Peretz Peretz

Elyasaf was born and raised in Givat Ze’ev, together with his 5 siblings....

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Vice President
Pnima
Israel
Erez Nachmanson

A lifelong educator and social activist, Erez heads the robotics program...

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Teacher
Selisberg High School
Israel
Ester Bisawer

Ester was born in Israel two years after her parents and older sister...

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Legal adviser
The National Anti-Racism Coordinator's Office, Ministry of Justice
Israel
Eyal Halamish

i like to shake and be shaken

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Co-founder and CEO
OurSay
Oceania
Genna Barnett

Genna grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, surrounded by a small but active...

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Ghana Country Director
Tzedek
Africa
George Roberts

George is a downtown Detroit resident, committed urbanist, public space...

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Director of Public Spaces
Quicken Loans Community Investment Fund
North America
Hillel Smith

Hillel was born in sunny Los Angeles. Raised on a diet of Spider-man...

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Artist / Graphic Designer
Self-Employed
North America
Hilly Hirt

Hilly grew up in the Virgin Islands but lived most her life in a desert...

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Deputy Director
Pears Program for Global Innovation
Israel
Ido Stossel

Ido lives in Tel Aviv and is an expert in database research and mining...

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General Secretary
Mekomi
Israel
Igor Zinkov

Igor is a community builder and rabbinic student based in London....

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Student Rabbi
Leo Baeck College
Europe
Ilias Saltiel

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Ilias attended the Jewish primary...

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Co-Founder & Director
Athens Makerspace
Europe
Ilja Sichrovsky

Ilja Sichrovsky is the Founder and Secretary General of the Muslim...

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Founder and Secretary General
Muslim Jewish Conference
Europe
Ilya Friedman

Ilya was born in Moscow, grew up in Philadelphia, and currently lives in...

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Founder and CEO
LumLife
North America
Inbar Michelzon Drori

Inbar currently lives in Tel Aviv but she is originally from Karmiel, a...

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Digital and Content Manager of Echo Division
Maoz Developing and Networking Change Makers in Israel
Israel
Iris Mansour

Iris is an international journalist who has covered elections, startups...

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Producer / Director
Monomyth
North America
Isaiah Rothstein

Isaiah is a rabbi, songwriter, and spiritual enthusiast, originally...

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Rabbi | Song-Writer
Zayah | Hazon | Be'chol Lashon
North America
Itamar Paloge

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Itamar, a.k.a FALUJA, is one of the leading...

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self imployed
FALUJA art and design studio
Israel
Jennifer Sutton

Jennifer has built a career focused on strengthening community ties...

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Executive Director
Council for a Secure America
North America
Jessica Brooks

Jessi is a passionate and far too idealistic person who is committed to...

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Assistant United States Attorney for D.C.
Sex Offense and Sex Trafficking Unit
North America
Jessica Hammer

Jessica was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she was an active...

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Executive Director
FUNSEPA
Latin America
Jonathan Rideau

Jonathan is a French entrepreneur living in Portugal. After several...

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Jewish Heritage Tour's Guide and Delegate
Comunidad Israelita do Porto
Europe
Kata Nadas

Kata was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary. She is an economist, with a...

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Missions and Donor Coordinator
JDC Hungary
Europe
Keren Greenblatt

Keren, born in Jerusalem and currently living in Tel Aviv, is a feminist...

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Executive Director
Shutafot Coalition for Economic Equality
Israel
Lani Santo

Lani is a native New Yorker and proud Brooklynite. Born and raised in...

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Executive Director
Footsteps
North America
Laura Belinfante

Originally from California, Laura is currently the director of digital...

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Director of Digital Campaigns
Repair the World
North America
Laura Esther Cazes

Laura was born and raised in two of the biggest Jewish communities in...

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Coordinator German-Israeli Volunteer Service
Central Welfare Board of Jews in Germany
Europe
Leora Golomb

Leora grew up in Israel, to parents who worked in the public sector,...

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Global Curator
Jolt.us
Israel
Lior Finkel-Perl

Lior is a mother and a career woman; an activist, a feminist and a "...

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CEO
The Israeli Civic Leadership Association
Israel
Lior Benisty

Lior was born in Netanya, one of eight siblings, who were all raised in...

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Founder and Director
HaTahana Young Adult Center, Lod
Israel
Logan Ury

Logan grew up in South Florida where she attended a Jewish day school. Her...

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CEO/Founder
Logan Ury Inc.
North America
Lorena Kaz Alves Pinto

Lorena is a graphic artist and illustrator born and raised in Rio de...

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Freelancer/ Solopreneur
Lorena Kaz Arte
Latin America
Marcel Odina

Marcel was born and raised in Spain, but the experience living in New...

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Project Manager
Mozaika
Europe
Community hacker
Aleph vc
Israel
Mariano Utin

Mariano, known to his friends as Nano, hails from Buenos Aires,...

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Business Development Manager
BigBalero.com
Latin America
Mariela Icicson

Mariela is an educator, a strong activist for building bridges, a tireless...

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Educational Councilor, Healthy Development Dept.
Government of Buenos Aires City
Latin America
Mark Hanis

Mark is a serial social entrepreneur. He is a research fellow with...

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Co-founder
Shop for Cause
North America
Marta Kalamar

Marta was born and grew up in Krakow, Poland. Marta has lived through an...

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Software Engineer
Beyond Software
Europe
Matan Hodorov

Matan was born in 1985 in Tel Aviv. A pianist as a child, he graduated...

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Chief Economic Commentator, Anchorman of "Analyst"
Israel's Channel 10 News
Israel
Maximiliano Grosman

Maxi was born in Argentina and serves as the general manager of SEPYN,...

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CEO
SEPYN SA
Latin America
Maxim Delchev

Maxim’s first memory of the Jewish community is of when he was four or...

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Education Director
Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom
Europe
Maya Goldberg

Maya was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and studied at Tel Aviv...

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VP Strategy & Business Development
Knut Studios
Israel
Megan Nathan

Megan was born in Denver, Colorado, and has always been involved in...

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Director of Communications
Israel on Campus Coalition
North America
Michael Ben Aharon

Michael is the founder of Golda Strategies, which specializes in...

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Founder&CEO
Golda Strategies
Israel
Michal Hidas

Michal is an Israeli fashion designer and the winner of the 2017 “Fashion...

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Founder and Creative Director
HÍDAS
Israel
Michal Shilor

Michal Shilor is an avid Jerusalem activist. She believes in...

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Founder, 0202 - Points of View from Jerusalem
Israel
Michelle Wejcman

Michelle is an Argentinian theatre director and cultural manager who lives...

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Theatre Director and Cultural Manager
Latin America
Mila Finkelshtein

Mila is an entrepreneur, corporate storyteller, and an expert in...

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Storytelling Pixie
Israel
Mila Stojanovic

Mila was born in Germany, lived in Switzerland, and has spent the...

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Coordinator for Educational Programs
Haver Srbija
Europe
Mor Sidi

Mor sees herself as a public servant, a pioneer, and a Zionist. Growing up...

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Head of Operations
Zendrive
North America
Naama Klar

Naama is originally from Kedumim, a small religious settlement in Israel’s...

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Managing Director
The Reut Institute
Israel
Natalie Ginsberg

Natalie grew up in New York City and currently lives in Oakland,...

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Policy & Advocacy Director
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies
North America
Nel Ben Ami

Nel was born and raised in Beer Sheva, Israel. As a teen she was an...

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Associate
S. Horowitz & Co.
Israel
Neta Meisels

Neta lives in Jerusalem, Israel. He was born in Beer Sheva and grew up in...

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CEO and Co-Artistic Director
HaMiffal
Israel
Neta Gruber

Neta was raised by a progressive and vegan mother in Korazim village in...

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Director of Strategic Relations and Business Development
Venn
Israel
Neta-Li Meiri-Yaari

Neta-Li was born and raised in Herzliya, Israel. An early social justice...

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Managing Director
8200 Social Program
Israel
Nitzan Senior

Nitzan is from Tzoran, Israel. She is a journalist, which has been her...

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Journalist and Social Entrepreneur
Young Politicians
Israel
Noa Segre

Noa was born in Jerusalem, the second of five siblings to an Israeli-...

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Head of Strategy and International Development
Bluepillow
Europe
Oksana Mantuzova

Oksana was born and lives in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. She holds two...

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Program coordinator AJT Ukraine
AJT - Active Jewish Teens
Europe
Omer Barak

Omer is a novelist, screenwriter, writing teacher, and  journalist who...

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Writer
Self Employed
Israel
Omer Kalderon

Omer was born in Jerusalem, moved to Kfar Saba, and has been living in...

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VP of Community and Guest Experience
Selina
Latin America
Or Bokobza

Or was born and raised on Moshav Aseret in central Israel, where he was an...

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Co Founder and CEO
VENN
Israel
Oshra Friedman

Oshra arrived in Israel from Ethiopia with Operation Moses when she was...

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TV Moderator
Channel 10
Israel
Péter Neumann

Péter is from Budapest, Hungary. Born to a mixed, secular family he was...

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Program Manager
Haver Informal Jewish Educational Foundation
Europe
Rachael Fried

Rachael hails from Fairfield, CT. She holds a B.A. in studio art from...

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Assistant Director
JQY (Jewish Queer Youth)
North America
Rachel Zieleniec

Bright-blue-eyed and bushy-tailed, Rachel is proud of her recently-founded...

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Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Honeymoon Israel
North America
Ram Mizrahi

From his early years in the communal yard in Nachlaot, Jerusalem, Ram was...

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Actor, DJ, Artistic Coordinator and Director
Independent
Israel
Revital Iyov

Revital grew up in Netanya, Israel. She was the first Ethiopian-Israeli...

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Storyteller
North America
Rivka Laufer

Rivka was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Beit-El. After completing her...

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Senior Manager of Land Planning and Environment
Budget Department, Ministry of Finance
Israel
Roei Deutsch

Originally from Gan Yavne but currently living in Tel Aviv, Roei is...

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Co-Founder, CEO
Jolt
Israel
Roi Tzikorel

Ziko was born in Kfar Saba, Israel. Growing up he was an avid fencer,...

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Founder
Spark Innovation
Israel
Roi Fleisman

Roi grew up in Hadera in the north of Israel. He served in the IDF...

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Chief of Staff
Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations
North America
Roni Hazon Weiss

Roni was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Maale Adumim. She is married to...

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Principal
Dror high school in Jerusalem
Israel
Rotem Alima

Rotem is a successful producer and director, whose talents surfaced at a...

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Owner/Executive Producer/Writer/Director
Rotem Alima Productions
North America
Sam Fromson

Sam is a rabbi and an entrepreneur from London, England. He is married...

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COO and Co-Founder
yu life ltd
Europe
Samantha Sisisky

Samantha was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Growing up, she was...

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Director of Community Engagement, Mid-Atlantic
BBYO
North America
Sara Haetzni-Cohen

Sara was born in Kiryat Arba and now lives with her husband Elkana and...

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Chairwoman
My-Israel movement
Israel
Sarah Bard

Sarah is a veteran of the U.S. political system as well as of supporting...

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Chief Development Officer
The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
Israel
Sebastian Palatnik

Success is not about what you did, but about what you have made others do.

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Cofounder & COO
CLINC!
Latin America
Shai Korman

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Montreal, Shai’s story begins like so...

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Director of Public Affairs and Communications
United States Institute of Peace
North America
Shani Ben-Or

Shani is from Jerusalem and is on her way to become the first Israeli...

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Rabbinical and Cantorial student
Hebrew Union College
North America
Sheila Katz

Sheila lives in Washington, D.C., and has spent her career working on the...

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Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership
Hillel International
North America
Shlomo Elkan

Originally from New York but raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Shlomo has been...

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Rabbi and Co-Director
Chabad at Oberlin College
North America
Shoshi Rushnevsky

If you can DREAM it, you can DO IT. (Walt Disney)

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CEO, Israel
TOM - Tikkun Olam Makers
Israel
Talia Bender

Talia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Milken...

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Chief Catalyst Officer
The Female Quotient
North America
Tamar Kay

Tamar was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. After completing a dual...

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Filmmaker, Director, Writer & Editor
Freelance
Israel
Tamara Tweel

Tamara has devoted her professional life to educating students, faith...

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Director of Strategy
Hillel International's Office of Innovation
North America
Terry Wunder

Terry is an architecture school drop out that decided he likes building...

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Senior Program Director
Moishe House
North America
Tomer Shemesh

Tomer grew up in Ra’anana, Israel and currently lives with his family in...

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Operations Manager
Leket Israel (NGO)
Israel
Uri Keidar

Uri grew up in Kibbutz Givat Brenner, where he now lives with his wife,...

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Executive Director
Israel Hofsheet
Israel
Uriel Yekutiel

The trailblazing work of Uriel, a performance artist and creative director...

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Actor, Performance Artist
Self-Employed
Israel
Yaara Barnoon

Ya’ara was born in Jerusalem and raised in western Massachusetts. Since...

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Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Associate
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
North America
Yael Shapira

Yael is a tenth generation Jerusalemite, raised in Israel, and currently...

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Program Director
OLAM
North America
Yael Freidson

Yael is an Israeli journalist and a leading Orthodox feminist activist....

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Jerusalem Affairs Correspondent
Yediot Aharonot and Ynet
Israel
Yael Rozenman

Yael’s complicated lineage includes a Polish Jew, a Palestinian Muslim, a...

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Innovation and Development Manager
Mayoreo y Distribucion (MADISA)
Latin America
Yair Kochav

Yair was born in Bat Yam to a traditional Mizrachi family. He grew up...

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Owner & Art Director
Tahrir
Israel
Yaniv Yitshak

Yaniv is married to Hadassah and the father of Yael and Omer. He grew up...

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Director of Kulna
Tzeirim Biyerucham
Israel
Yifat Mor

Yifat was born and raised in Kibbutz Tel Yosef. After completing her...

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CMO and Founder
Laika Digital and Creative Agency
Israel
Yonatan Meir

Yonathan was born and raised in Haifa, the son of immigrants from France....

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CEO
Nativ The National Center for Identity and Conversion
Israel
Yonatan Blumenfeld

Yonatan is an Israeli slam poet, screenwriter, musician, and theater...

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Screenwriter, Director, Musician & Spoken Word Artist
Freelance
Israel
Yoni Yefet Reich

Yoni was born in Beit Zayit, a rural village just outside of Jerusalem. He...

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Co-Founder and CEO
Kaima Center for Economic Development & Educational Training
Israel
Yossi Klar

Yossi was born to a Hasidic family in Jerusalem. At the age of 10, his...

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VP Policy and Development
Out for Change
Israel
Yotam Drechsler

Yotam was born and raised in Ramat Gan, Israel, and grew up within the...

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CEO
BrainQ technologies
Israel