Justin Korda, ROI Community’s Executive Director, has been with ROI since its inception in 2005. He was influenced by his Jewish activist experiences growing up in Montreal, Canada, that saw young people as “Robin Hoods” for change. Justin believes in the importance of making Judaism accessible to a new generation of Jews who live in a secular world that competes for their interest.
In 1999, Justin led the first Taglit-Birthright Israel trip from Canada. He went on to become the coordinator of follow-up programs for returning participants and later served in a number of positions at the Canada-Israel Experience, where he was instrumental in implementing Taglit-Birthright Israel for the first 5,000 Canadian participants.
Justin holds an M.B.A. from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and a B.A. in political science from McGill University. He and his wife, Yael, live in Jerusalem, with their son, daughter and dog.