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Encinitas woman selected for global summit

Encinitas resident Aviva Paley is off to Jerusalem next week for the 2016 ROI Global Summit, an exclusive, high-profile gathering of young global innovators taking place June 26-30.

Paley, who helped launch Kitchen for Good which uses unused kitchen produce to feed the hungry, is one of 150 young Jewish change makers, from 29 countries, selected to convene for intensive networking, skill-building and ideation at the ROI Summit. She will showcase her anti-hunger project at the event, which is the flagship program of ROI Community, an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.

This year’s participants bring a diverse set of interests and accomplishments, ranging from building an online support system used by thousands of victims of sexual abuse around the world; to making Jewish text more accessible through humorous takeoffs on biblical stories; to establishing a yoga organization that provides low-income Kenyan women with the skills to become self-sufficient yoga instructors; and much more. These 150 innovators share a commitment to building a more vibrant, inviting and inclusive Jewish future for the benefit of the Jewish community and the broader world.

Paley’s Kitchen For Good catering service develops community kitchens that provide job training and recycle wasted produce for the hungry. With Kitchen for Good, Paley tackles issues of food waste, hunger and unemployment while also operating a profitable catering enterprise that creates jobs for culinary graduates and helps fund social programs.

In addition, Paley organizes weekly “Shabbatlucks,” Shabbaton camping retreats and holiday gatherings.

For more details on the event, visit www.schusterman.org/roicommunity/2016-summit.


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