Lela Sadikario serves as the director of Junction, an initiative that seeks to empower young Jews to take part of the pan-European Jewish community. As Lela so poignantly notes, “The story of European Jewry is my story. It’s a story of resilience, a story of persevering against the odds.” Today, as director of Junction, she creates innovative and creative frameworks for Jewish young adult engagement across international borders. For the past decade, she has pioneered various programs that have enabled thousands of young Jews to reconnect to their Jewish identity and to the broader Jewish world. Today, Lela lives in Milan, Italy with her husband and son.