Josh Gottesman is a native of Houston, TX and a transplant to Jerusalem.
After teaching Jewish studies at the Emery/Weiner School in Houston, Josh moved to Israel to study at a joint program between the Shalom Hartman Institute and Tel Aviv University, receiving a MA in Rabbinic Thought and a Certificate of Education. He was then recruited to the Reut Institute in Tel Aviv where he edited the book Flexigidity: The Secret of Jewish Adaptability.
Joining the ROI community in 2013, Josh shortly thereafter co-founded TOM - Tikkun Olam Makers. TOM is a global movement utilising digital manufacturing to create working assistive-technology to empower people living with disabilities. TOM was created with the support of a Schusterman Connection Point grant.
Today he is the Senior Product Manager of MassChallenge Israel where he helps early-stage startups realise their potential while growing the community of innovators and entrepreneurs in Jerusalem and around Israel.