ROI Community 08/02/12
ROIers making headlines: End July - beginning of August
Categories: ROIers in the News
- Magda Koralewska was written up in the Intermountain Jewish News about her amazing work in turning Crakow into a new epicenter of European Jewish life.
- Hadassah Magazine covered Naftali Ejdelman's Yiddish Farm project (www.yiddishfarm.org) where people can learn Yiddish while farming.
- Diana Glogower wrote about her experience at the ROI Summit for the Colombian Montefiore Jewish Association Newsletter.
- Jonah Mink was featured by the Knesset Channel (aired on Channel 2 TV) about the refugee clinic he runs in South Tel Aviv and the new sms service they are installing (2:53)
- Oliver Marcus wrote a great piece about ROI in Limmud's newsletter.
- Tablet Magazine covered Israeli social activist, Mickey Gitzin, reviewing his efforts on the Israeli social protest as they mark a year to the protest.
- Haaretz wrote about a study published by the Reut Institute reviewing assimilation among Israeli Jews in the US. The team that conducted the study was headed by Netaly Ophir Flint who decided to embark on this following her experience at the ROI Summit.
- Zaki Djemal wrote about his work with the returning South Sudanese who are being sent back following a recent Israeli Court ruling which revoked their collective protection status. Zaki works for Israeli NGO IsraAID, implementing both humanitarian and long-term development programs in South Sudan.
- The Religious News Service (RNS) and the Swedish online paper, Dagan, wrote about the third Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) held in Bratislava last week. MJC was founded by Ilja Sichrovsky's and this year, he was joined by Yvonne Feiger, Andrea Varadi, Shawn Landres and Andi Gergely.
- The New York Times mentioned Jeffrey Yoskowitz's business- Gefilteria. Jeffrey recently used a Micro Grant to design a new logo for his product line.
- Jewesses with Attitude covered Itta Werdiger-Roth and her gourmet food project, The Hester.
- Argentinian Radio Jai, aired an interview with Melisa Goldfinger on her experience at the 2012 ROI Summit.
- The Jewish Journal blog, Oy Gay, published a blog post mentioning Esther Kustanowitz, titled "Diving Deeper: Language of the Birds"
- Congratulations to Jenna Benn and Leah Jones who were chosen for the first 36 under 36 list in Chicago- "Double Chai in the Chi- Chicago's 36 under 36"
- Benji Lovitt mused in the Times of Israel about his thoughts and feelings regarding the recent terror attack in Bulgaria.
- Aharon Horowitz published an insightful article about the future of Jewish leadership and the engagement of potential leaders.
- The Economist ran a very positive story about the Moishe House movement at large and specifically the London Moishe House, including an interview with Joel Stanley
- Zaki Djemal published a piece in Yisrael Hayom's weekend magazine about the work he is doing with IsraAID in South Sudan.
- Bechol Lashon covered a new documentary about "Y-Love" Yitz Jordan in a piece titled "Religious hip-hop artist puts his complex identity onscreen"
- Rabbi Avi Orlow writes an article for EJP about his feelings on the opening night of the Olympics, after the IOC refusal to officially memorialize the 11 Israeli athletes killed in Munich 40 year ago.
- Israel TV format developer, Omri Marcus, writes about how Israeli TV formats are being purchased and produced globally and how the creative Israeli mind is working overtime.
- The BBC Travel section wrote an article titled "Hunting for hummus in Israel" and interviewed Inbal Baum who founded Delicious Israel, a tour company which offers culinary and specialty boutique walks, including popular guided “hummus crawls” in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
- Nefesh B'Nefesh highlighted stand-up comedian Benji Lovitt who made Aliyah from Dallas, Texas in 2006 and now lives in Tel Aviv. Benji is going on his 10th US tour this fall.
ROIers are dominating Haaretz with three articles this week:
- Jeffrey Yoskowitz and his partners are featured for transforming gefilte fish into a trendy cuisine through their business, The Gefilteria.
- Haaretz covered the story of how illustrator JT Waldman had to finish the controversial graphic novel, "Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me", after the death of his co-author Harvey Pekar.
- Haaretz published an article on Hillel in Tel Aviv University mentioning Gal Friedman's inspiring ShabbaTLV project.