Young Jewish summit
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-01
Over 100 young Jews from across the world are gathering in Israel to take part in a summit to encourage innovation and networking between them.
The ROI Global Summit for Young Jewish Innovators takes place from July 2 to July 5 in Jerusalem and among the participants is a Brit working as part of the team to develop the Jewish Community Centre for London.
Rachel Ingram, who is assistant director of the Clore Duffield Foundation said she looks forward to meeting and 'connecting' with Jews from communities including India, Argentina, USA and France.
She says of her objective: "Connecting with like-minded and completely-differently-minded people to brainstorm my own ideas and work on projects which have a great chance of being delivered - and are really worth investing time and money in."
The initiative to being people over is a partnership between The Center for Leadership Initiatives (CLI) and Taglit-birthright Israel.
Philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, 68, who founded CLI, has fully subsidised the cost of those travelling to Israel to attend.
"The aim of the summit is to promote innovation in the global Jewish community, while developing the participants' managerial and innovation skills," said Schusterman Our assumption is that the participants' exposure to each other will foster contacts and promote extraordinary networks of collaboration. Our goal is to support these young leaders as individuals and as a global community."