Three young Aussies head to ROI Summit in Jerusalem

June 2, 2017 Agencies
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Three Australians, Joshua Biggs of Sydney, and Matti Borowski, and Rebecca Kamm of Melbourne, have been selected to join more than 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young change makers from 31 countries in Jerusalem, for the 2017 ROI Summit, to seek knowledge, partnerships and inspiration that will empower them to help reshape the Jewish future.

Joshua Biggs

The ROI Summit is the flagship program of ROI Community, an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

Biggs is a co-founder and partner at a new Israel-Australia venture capital fund, as well as a board member and active fundraiser for Keren Hayesod in Sydney. Borowski is a former Israel Defense Forces combat infantry soldier and now works as a Jewish educator. Kamm is a prolific feminist columnist and editor of Broadly, Vice Media’s women’s interest website.

Matti Borowski

The ROI Summit participants are involved in a broad range of projects that are already changing the world. These include building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians; building networks of purpose; working to improve life for underprivileged communities; and scores of other dynamic and visionary careers and passion projects.

These innovators are committed to pursuing social change, both within the Jewish community and in society at large. They will be joining ROI Community, a network of more than 1,200 young Jews representing over 60 countries.

The 2017 participants hail from: Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

Rebecca Kamm

“The Summit is our chance to convene the brightest Jewish activists, and create the perfect conditions for them to inspire one another and rethink what it means to be a Jewish leader today,” said Justin Korda, executive director of ROI Community. “Our aim goes beyond the five days of the summit; we hope that our participants sow seeds of collaboration at the Summit that will bear fruit year-round, around the world.”

“We hope that the Summit experience will charge participants with a sense of responsibility to make their unique mark on the world, fueled by the knowledge, connections and inspiration they draw from meeting like-minded Jews from across the globe,” added ROI’s associate executive director, No’a Gorlin.

The summit will take place between July 2 and July 6.

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