About Eli Talks

ELI Talks videos present new, inspired ideas about Jewish religious engagement (E), Jewish literacy (L), and Jewish identity (I) from Jewish thought leaders around the U.S. and the world.

ELI Talks are meant to be conversation catalysts. ELI Talks share presentations intended to be turned, questioned, and contradicted, in prayer spaces and offices, around boardroom tables, and in the intimacy of our own homes. The speakers span the depth and breadth of the Jewish experience, but they aren’t individual and independent voices: they are all connected to each other and to our collective tradition.

Founded in 2012 and cultivated by long-time leader Mary Rubinstein, ELI Talks found a new home on My Jewish Learning in 2019.

Please contact My Jewish Learning with questions about ELI Talks or browse all the available videos here.

My Jewish Learning is the leading independent website and digital community for all things Jewish, from Jewish history to text to ritual to prayer to food and much more. We offer a robust website with thousands of articles answering nearly every possible question about Judaism and Jewish life, a daily newsletter guiding subscribers through interesting facts and must-read news about Jewish life and practice, a daily Talmud essay called "A Daily Dose of Talmud," a weekly Shabbat newsletter, dozens of special emails featuring insights into major Jewish topics, and a robust online community through our social media channels. Articles written with the My Jewish Learning byline are authored and edited by our staff. My Jewish Learning's staff includes leading Jewish scholars and journalists. Rachel Scheinerman, who holds a doctorate in Ancient Judaism from Yale University, is My Jewish Learning's Editor, and Ben Harris, a longtime, award-winning journalist covering Jewish topics, is Managing Editor.

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