ELI Talks is proud to announce the next cohort of speakers presenting their talks this fall. This compelling group of 17 artists, teachers, activists, leaders, and healers will be filmed sharing their ideas in front of live studio audiences over the course of three days, November 15-17, in Chicago. Tickets are available here. Presenting on Nov. 15th: Matt Bar, "Hip Hop and the Beit Midrash" Robert Beiser, "If You Do One Jewish Thing: The … [Read more...] about Announcing the Fall 2015 ELI Talks Speakers
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A Jewish Organization’s First “Diversity Team Meeting:” Come, be a Fly on the Wall By Ilana Kaufman It was now 9:13 am, and we had work to do. This was the first diversity team meeting for Irving’s organization. Around the table sat six executive and senior staff, and seven program staff. I knew Irving and his team to be smart, thoughtful, reflective, assertive, and most of all fair-minded. This team had come together with no direct path … [Read more...] about A Jewish Organization’s First “Diversity Team Meeting”
We must honor our staff and board members by treating their time as holy and precious. by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz I recall one workplace culture in which meetings happened for a set amount of time regardless of any need for discussion. I recall the workplace resentment of feeling stuck in futile immobility. Even worse, many Americans have been in businesses where they were constantly brought into meetings for the purpose of discussing why … [Read more...] about Spending Too Much Time in Meetings?
How will we once again learn to engage Jewish boys in Jewish life without alienating Jewish girls in the process? by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz I am a proud feminist. I have argued adamantly for increasing funding for girls in education around the world, against wage inequality, against domestic violence, for women’s social entrepreneurship in developing countries, against the problem of agunot, among other subjects. I also work to engage … [Read more...] about From Feminism to Masculinism?
Let’s move from our obsession with the new marketing of Judaism and move to new ideas and initiatives. Let’s move from hierarchical and centralized decision-making to empowered and inspired grassroots Judaism. by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz We had a saying at the University of Texas: “Keep Austin Weird!” I propose that our Jewish slogan should be: “Keep Judaism Weird!” By weird, I don’t mean that Judaism should be strange or absurd; instead, by … [Read more...] about Keep Judaism Weird!