Dr. Elliott Malamet taught English literature, as well as Jewish Ethics and Jewish Thought, for 20 years in Canadian universities before making aliyah with his family in 2013. He was also the co-founder of Torah in Motion, an organization that explored the interface between religion and modernity and created conferences and symposia, bringing together the best speakers in the Jewish world to dialogue on cutting edge topics. He lectured in Israeli literature for several years at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and now teaches Jewish Ethics and Philosophy at Yeshivat Machanaim, the Schechter Institute in Jerusalem, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, as well as various other institutions in Jerusalem and abroad. Dr. Malamet is consulted globally on issues related to Jewish education, and is one of the premiere discussion moderators in the Jewish world today, having conducted/moderated over 100 interviews/panel discussions with leading Jewish luminaries, including the Honorable Irwin Cotler; Sherri Mandell; Melanie Phillips; R. Shlomo Riskin; R. Jonathan Sacks z”l; Bret Stephens; R. Joseph Telushkin; R. Abraham Twersky z”l; Prof. Michael Walzer and Dr. Avivah Zornberg.

Field / Profession: Educator, Leadership & Motivation

Educator at: Yeshiva, Academic, Other

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Mussar/Character Development, Jewish Education, Halacha & the Modern World, Campus/Students, Other

Sample Topics - General:
Jewish Philosophy and Ethics

Chance vs. Providence: Does God Care about Human Beings?
Why Bad Explanations Happen to Good People – Judaism and Theodicy
Justice or Vengeance: Jewish Attitudes to Capital Punishment
Amalek and the Issue of Collective Punishment
Is Hitler Made in the Image of God?: Rethinking Human Identity
One Life for Another?: The Ethics of the Holocaust

Contemporary Jewish Life

Jewish Education: What’s Right? What’s Wrong? What’s Next?
Jewish Feminism - The Next Stage
Assimilation, Conversion and the Future of Jewish Peoplehood
Tradition and Modernity - Is Modern Culture Good for the Jews?
About a Boy: Judaism on Love, Intimacy and Relationships
Should all Jews Make Aliyah?: Fantasy vs. Reality
Spirituality and Emotional Growth
Finding Spirituality in Judaism
The Plague of Darkness – Judaism and the Struggle with Depression and Anxiety
What is Jewish Meditation?

Education Workshops

Running Creative and Inspiring High Holiday Services and Programs
Can Goodness be Taught: Integrating Ethics into Jewish Education
Teaching Towards Debate: Presenting Multiple Perspectives in Jewish Education
Integrating Secular Material into Religious Education

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Are Some Places Holier than Others?: Israel and the War over Sacred Spaces
Are There Innocent Civilians in War?
Criticizing Israel – Are There Any Red Lines?
The War Over Words – A Dictionary
War and The Ethics of Proportionality
Does Human Life Have a Price Tag? Jewish Law and the Ransoming of Hostages
The Survivor: Isaac and the Dynamics of Trauma

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