Two Aussies at 2019 ROI Summit in Jerusalem

June 19, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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One hundred fifty-two of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 30 countries spanning six continents will convene in Jerusalem to reflect, ideate and collaborate, at the 2019 ROI Summit, starting this Sunday.

Among them will be Australians Margalit Levin and Rachel Flitman.

Margalit Levin

The summit, from June 23-27, is the flagship program of ROI Community, an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

For over a decade, ROI Community has convened some of the most promising young Jews from around the world, providing a platform for them to challenge each other and develop their visions for change. Through the annual summit and a suite of year-round opportunities for leadership and engagement, ROI has built an intentional community of more than 1,500 activists and innovators who are committed to making the world a better place and are driven by Jewish values. The 2019 ROI Summit participants are the newest cohort of changemakers to become members of the global ROI network.
This year’s ROI Summit will mark ROI’s 13th signature gathering, and inspired by the Jewish tradition of 13 representing a coming-of-age year, the summit will draw on the theme of responsibility. Through opportunities for deep self-reflection, knowledge sharing, artistic inspiration and more, participants will be encouraged to explore and grapple with their roles and responsibilities as leaders in their communities and in the world at large.

Rachel Flitman

“The impressive change agents who have been chosen to take part in this year’s ROI Summit have already proven their ability and readiness to step up and to lead, and we are energized by their limitless potential to generate positive impact,” said No’a Gorlin, ROI Community’s associate executive director. “We hope that their encounters with like-minded peers at the summit spark vulnerability, ideas and collaborations, and that this global community of activists helps mobilize them in their efforts to advance positive social change in the Jewish community, Israel and around the world.”

The 2019 participants hail from: Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay.

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