2018-06-20 / Mideast

Young Jews attend summit on innovation

A Swiss activist preventing malaria, a British gay civil servant advancing Brexit, and a Greek tool guru are among 150 participants in a Jerusalem conference for Jewish innovators.

The participants are slated to convene in the Israeli capital on June 24 for the ROI Summit, a weeklong seminar on engagement by Jews in their 20s and 30s in innovative projects. An annual event that began in 2005, the ROI Summit is celebrating its bar mitzvah year, or 13th anniversary, organizers said. The 150 participants at the ROI conference, which is an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, hail from 29 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Serbia, Turkey and the United States. They belong to the ROI Community, an international network of innovators and incubator for social change ventures. Members of the ROI Summit must share the value of tikkun olam—Hebrew for “repairing the world,” the initiative’s website says. (JTA)

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