Chosen from a competitive pool of 150 applicants, ELI has selected 16 individuals for the Spring cohort of its Speaker Fellowship. Speakers will participate in 3 months of training around Jewish idea development, storytelling, and stage presence and deliver their talks to a live studio audience in Detroit (June 18-20). The Fellowship will release the filmed videos this summer. The cohort includes Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox rabbis, … [Read more...] about ELI Talks Announces Spring 2018 Speaker Cohort
ELI Talks: Inspired Jewish Ideas
This week, ELI Talks formally opens its applications for its Spring 2018 Speaker Fellowship. Of the applicants, 15 individuals will be chosen to participate in ELI Talks’ intensive speaker fellowship, culminating in the delivery of their talk to a live audience this summer. This next round of production is scheduled for June 18-20 in Detroit. The application deadline for the Spring 2018 Fellowship is Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12 pm EST. … [Read more...] about ELI Talks Announces Open Call for Speakers
? By Rabbi Ari Moffic There are certain words that are hard to define. We use them, but when pressed to say what we really mean, we’re not sure and speak in broad generalities. I can easily explain who my family is, sense them, describe them and feel them. I can talk about my closest friends- those people I don’t see regularly but who would fly here in a moment’s notice if needed and who I can message and call and pick up as if no time … [Read more...] about Community IS Everything!
By Miriam Brosseau and Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer Every once in awhile, the world falls apart. But it’s built into the system that we should have these moments. Whether we like it or not, that’s how it’s supposed to be. The sixth month of the Jewish year, Elul, began this year on August 23rd on the Western calendar. Elul precedes the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, and is a time to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the New Year. The … [Read more...] about Elul: Preparing for the New Year
By Bradley Solmsen Jeffrey is ten years old. He lives in Westchester, NY and returned to Jewish camp this past June for his third summer. He and his family did not affiliate with a congregation when he first started camp, yet at the end of last summer, Jeffrey asked, “Where can I find other kids like the ones I’ve met at camp during the rest of the year?” Susie, also ten, lives in New Jersey and also returned to camp this summer. At the end … [Read more...] about Leaving Home to Find Home