Simcha Gluck covers the ‘Return on Investmentâ€™ gathering in Jerusalem last month, where Jewish leaders gathered to do more than brainstorm.
The summit, which took place June 7-11, brought together 150 carefully selected Jewish leaders from across the world to participate in the mega event, the initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
First, Simcha is joined by ROI Executive Director Justin Korda, who spells out its mission and vision, in addition to describing putting together and running an event of this caliber.
Then, Simcha is joined by participant Arnon Zamir. From Israel, he is the project director of “TOM” — Tikun Olam Makers — the technological wing of the Reut Institute Strategy Group in Tel Aviv. He talks about what it is to be a “Maker” and a “Need Knower;” the Make-a-Thons he holds around the world; and how his favorite takeaway from the summit is the importance of running a non-profit organization like a successful business.
Then, Simcha is joined by participant Rachel Sumekh, a social entrepreneur from California who co-founded Swipe Out Hunger. She talks about how she activates hundreds of college campuses to donate left-over meal-plan money to the needy. She also recounts some of the personal-development exercises she underwent at the summit.
Finally, Simcha is joined by Roy Munin, a Jerusalemite known for his cofounding and being community manager of “Made in JLM,” as well as his new shared workspace, “Q5.” He talks about entrepreneurship; why he loved the ROI “brain dates:” and why he has a passion for growing Jerusalem into the amazing startup eco-system that it has become. listen now