Roee Azizi

Jerusalem Model Community Manager

Roee Azizi is the Jerusalem Model Community Manager, JPI’s initiative which works to empower and strengthen Jerusalem’s civil society. The Jerusalem Model galvanizes activists by facilitating partnerships, and creating a network and shared narrative among the city’s diverse groups and social innovators. The Model also identifies and cultivates leadership, and encourages professional excellence, all in order to have a greater and more sustainable impact on Jerusalem.

Previously, Roee was a founder of the Jerusalem municipality’s JLM Spark innovation and entrepreneurship center, where he was in charge of the area of strategic partnerships, producing a variety of diverse projects that crossed sectors in the city and connected many Jerusalemites to the worlds of entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. These include projects aiming to promote young women in high-tech; an ecosystem to connect youth organizations to the municipality, and business workshops for Jerusalem artists. Roee is the creator of “Rovalach”, a podcast hosting Jerusalemites who shed light on different local matters.

When asked about his connection to Jerusalem, his answer is very clear: “Although I grew up in Hod Hasharon, when I moved to Jerusalem I immediately felt like a born-and-bred Jerusalemite. The connection between tradition, simplicity, and diversity that characterized the home and environment I grew up in, contributed to making me a ‘future Jerusalemite.’”

Roee holds a BA in political science and international relations from the Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Beit Prat program and the Jewish Statesmanship Center.