Hey OOTOB readers,
This June, you’re in for a treat. OOTOB is partnering with Eli Talks to bring you four interesting conversation-starters of Jewish interest. These four posts are sponsored by Eli Talks, and we are sure the OOTOB community will find its content interesting and worth pursuing further in your own conversations locally.
About ELI Talks
Judaism is a conversation. It is a religion that does not stand on faith alone, but pushes its
adherents to wrestle with new ideas and never back down from a good argument.
The digital age breathes new life into this grand Jewish conversation. Now we can capture,
share, remix, and reimagine inspired Jewish ideas from across the spectrum. We can access
them anytime, anywhere, and add our voices.
This is what ELI Talks is all about.
ELI talks are “inspired Jewish ideas” addressing issues of Jewish religious engagement (E),
literacy (L), and identity (I) in highly produced, 12-minute presentations. ELI Talks are given
by some of the Jewish world’s most thoughtful, inspiring, and unexpected personalities. While
initially inspired by TED Talks, the mission of ELI is to go beyond the TED-style sharing of great
ideas to real engagement, sparking and hosting deep conversations around the implications of
those ideas for the community.
Talks can be used in a variety of settings: as conversation pieces at conferences, in staff
learning and at board meetings, as resources in adult education, and to spark discussions with
your friends by sharing on Facebook or Twitter. If you’re interesting in developing materials
around a Talk or series of Talks, please contact Program Director Miriam Brosseau who will be
happy to help.
What Does OOTOB Have To Do With It
Eli Talks are offered by a variety of Jews – different educators and lay people. I do not personally endorse the content, and will offer my responses where we differ, and my comments where I agree. I’m really looking forward to this partnership. We will share four posts on four Thursdays in June in addition to OOTOB’s usual content at the beginning of each week. Hope you like it!
Eli Talk’s Program Director, Miriam Brosseau, says: