Roberta Elliott is an activist, writer and photographer. Since retiring five years ago from a lifetime of work as a communications professional in the Jewish community, she has devoted herself to volunteer work, primarily with refugees both here and abroad. She was the lead member of a welcome team that re-settled a family of Syrian refugees in South Orange and has been to Europe three times since 2015 to work on the front lines of the refugee crisis. Her article, “In Vienna with Syrian Refugees,” published in the Winter 2015-16 issue of Lilith Magazine, was awarded First Prize for Excellence in Social Justice Writing by the Rockower Competition for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. When not working with refugees, she is passionate about shared society in Israel and serves on the boards of several organizations that promote that vision. In her spare time, she is learning bridge, improving her sailing skills, and is a fiber-arts enthusiast, rarely without a knitting project in her hands or a weaving project on her loom. She and her husband split their time between South Orange, NJ and Tucson, AZ. She is the founder of the Tucson chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.