Nov. 12, 2020

Community Conversation with Simon Amiel

Jumpspark Event Jumpspark Event
  • free
  • virtual 3:00-4:00pm

Join us for a casual conversation with Simon Amiel, Executive Director at RootOne, to learn more about this ambitious new initiative that aims to help bring tens of thousands of Jewish teens from the US to Israel on immersive summer teen trips.

Simon Amiel is a New York-area-based non-profit leader who specializes in
organizational systems readiness, strategic planning, and design thinking. Originally a creative copywriter, Simon’s non-profit career began with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, as the director of student leadership for New York area students, followed by the Executive Directorship of Hillel at the George Washington University, and finally as the director of the North American Jewish Campus Service Corps (JCSC) Fellowship and Director of Student Engagement for Hillel International, where he and his team created Hillel’s North American student engagement models and trained all Hillel professionals in their implementation.

After returning to his hometown of Seattle, Simon initially focused his efforts on closing the opportunity gap for at-risk youth in Washington State, first as the Executive Director of CityYear, then as the Executive Director of Mentoring Works Washington, a public-private political advocacy organization. He then served as the Chief Development Officer for Kline Galland, a $70 million Senior Care system and the largest Jewish non-profit in the Pacific Northwest. Simon and his family recently moved back to the New York area where he has proudly taken on the role of Executive Director of RootOne, a remarkable new initiative that is transforming teen travel to Israel.