Four Australians at global summit

June 21, 2016 by J-Wire Staff
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Four Australians will participate this week at the 2016 ROI Global Summit in Jerusalem.

ROI Community is an international network of activists and change makers who are redefining Jewish engagement for a new generation of global citizens involving an exclusive, high-profile gathering of young global innovators

Menachem Woolf

Menachem Woolf

Joel Burnie

Joel Burnie

Founder of Spiritgrow in Melbourne, Menachem Wolf aims to help Jews across all denominations to live better and more fulfilled lives by interactively bridging Jewish spirituality and contemporary life sciences through mindfulness classes, cuisine demonstrations and kabbalah sessions.

Ever since a very young age, Canberra-based Joel Burnie has dedicated his time to Australian Jewry. He has over ten continual years of active community participation through elected positions in various organisations.

Sheree Rubenstein

Sheree Rubenstein

Passionate about gender equality, Sheree Rubinstein co-founded One Roof in Melbourne, a multi-national social enterprise across Australia and the United States that provide women-led businesses and startups the support and resources they need to thrive. One Roof has hosted 300+ events and engaged over 4,000 community members globally.

Thanks to their extraordinary vision and innovation, Joel, Menachem and Sheree were selected among 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young change makers from 29 countries who will convene for intensive networking, skill-building and ideation at the 2016 ROI Global Summit, the flagship program of ROI Community, an

initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

Melbourne-based Aaron Densham is an educator, facilitator and experience designer. His passion in education is focused on self-exploration,

Aaron Densham

Aaron Densham

wellbeing and creating social impact. His work over the past 10 years has lead him to such places as India, Israel, Poland, Rwanda & Costa Rica seeking to create positive social change. Aaron is the current Leadership Director at Stand Up training the next generation of Social Impact leaders from within the Jewish community. In addition, he co-directs is own education organisation called the Bloom Collective and has been working as a coach and experience designer with the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.

This year’s participants bring a diverse set of interests and accomplishments, ranging from building an online support system used by thousands of victims of sexual abuse around the world; to making Jewish text more accessible through humorous takeoffs on biblical stories; to establishing a yoga organization that provides low-income Kenyan women with the skills to become self-sufficient yoga instructors; and much more. These 150 innovators share a commitment to building a more vibrant, inviting and inclusive Jewish future for the benefit of the Jewish community and the broader world.

“Since its inception in 2006, the ROI Summit has convened some of the most promising young Jewish minds, providing them with a platform to showcase their ideas, challenge each other and develop their visions for change. We feel lucky to be able to look back on a decade of community activity, to learn from our challenges and success over the years and to see the tangible impact that our members have created in communities across the globe,” said Justin Korda,“This group of change makers is injecting the Jewish world with a boost of energy and creativity that will shape the Jewish future for years to come.”

 

The summit will take place between June 26-30.

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