Shlomo Schwartz, Program Associate, was inspired to dedicate his personal and professional life to community building after spending a year volunteering in the Jewish community of Stockholm, Sweden. This life-changing experience inspired him to dedicate his personal and professional life to community building, Israel engagement, and social justice. Since then, Shlomo has worked for a variety of Jewish non-profit organizations both in Israel and the US – including the Jewish Agency, The World Zionist Organization and most recently at the JCC Association where he served as the Conferences and Events Manager. Shlomo has also been involved with The Volunteer Association for Israel, Birthright Israel and is active in the LGBTQ communities in Israel and the US including Havruta and JQY. Additionally, as a trained chef he continued fulfilling his passion bringing people together and growing his own business curating Israeli culinary and cultural experiences.