ELI Talks, in partnership with Jewish Funders Network and Jewish Teen Funders Network, is seeking inspired Jewish ideas for the next production of talks, scheduled to be filmed in New York at the end of October. ELI will be accepting submissions and nominations for the six available slots throughout the month of August.

“We are looking for great new ideas and approaches to E, L and I – Engagement, Literacy and Identity – on the subjects of Jewish philanthropy, or Judaism and philanthropy,” says ELI talks program director Miriam Brosseau. “It’s really an amazing opportunity for newcomers to the field to test out their ideas on a powerful community platform, and for seasoned voices to present a new angle on important work.”

For this round of talks, ELI is especially excited to feature a teen perspective. The Jewish Teen Funders Network, connects and support the educators for the 133 Jewish teen philanthropy programs across North America. At least one spot in the upcoming production will be reserved for a teen to share their perspective on the Jewish philanthropic world.

ELI speakers participate in several weeks of coaching to develop their talks, and work with the ELI team to craft follow-up engagement around the ideas presented. Speakers often participate in interactive broadcasts to dig deeper into their ideas via a weekly series called ELI on Air. ELI videos have been featured on Jewish blogs as wide-ranging as PunkTorah and Out of the Ortho Box; here on eJewish Philanthropy; and on outlets such as the Huffington Post; and more recently UpWorthy, one of the Internet’s most-visited sites. ELI is also developing discussion guides to help educators and other Jewish professionals dig deeper into the ideas presented, and share them with their communities.

Follow this link to submit an idea for a talk, or nominate a colleague: http://elitalks.org/call-speakers-philanthropy

ELI talks is a project of the AVI CHAI Foundation, produced by the team at See3 Communications. For more information, contact Miriam Brosseau: miriam at see3 dot com.