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Share your voice

We are currently seeking story tellers for an ELI Talks Story Slam presentation on September 15.

Accepting submissions until May 31.

Do you have an interesting story to tell?

What are the highs and lows and unexpected twists along the way that brought you to where you are today?

We will showcase interesting Jewish journeys from across the landscape of Jewish life. If selected to present, your story will be recorded and will join ELI Talk’s online collection of videos to inspire others for years to come.


We have 3 primary goals for hosting a Story Slam:
  • To connect to our theme of Journey by sharing stories of successful, failed, personal and professional life paths in relationship to others and one’s individual Jewish life.
  • To get everyone thinking about the journeys that have shaped the lives of friends and neighbors.
  • To set a tone of openness and vulnerability that will lead to deep learning and connection throughout the neighborhood.

Apply to Eli Talks

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

Who is this opportunity for?

While story telling positions are open to the full spectrum of the Jewish experience, like most organizations, we aim to make the most impact possible with our work. This isn’t the place to give your stump speech or advertise your organization. If your “routine” is pretty fixed, this is a great chance to try something new or refer an up-and-coming colleague who—with a little honing—is about to explode onto the scene. Finally, ELI prioritizes first-person Torah. What does this mean? Your story isn’t about someone else; it is about real, unique, lived experiences that have created a sensitivity in you that we could all learn and benefit from.