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Elan Babchuck


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Media Events, Talks, Workshops, Experiences & More

Elan has been invited to speak, lead workshops, retreat gatherings and conferences across the world centering key topics such as:

Faith & Innovation



Gen-Z, Technology & Mental Health

Bridging Generational Gaps

Future of Religion & Spirituality

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Picking Up the Pieces: Leadership After Empire
by Elan Babchuck, Kathleen McShane,

In Picking Up the Pieces, McShane and Babchuck argue that today's religious leaders need a generous model, a leadership model where power is shared rather than hoarded, and where every person can stretch toward the fullness of their God-given gifts, regardless of where they land on an organizational chart.

Leading Through Innovation

Rabbi Elan Babchuck is committed to leaving behind a world that is more compassionate and connected than the one he found. In pursuit of that commitment he serves as the Executive Vice President at Clal, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and the Founding Executive Director of Glean Network, an incubator and network for entrepreneurs who are building new models of faith in action, which partners with Columbia Business School. He was ordained in 2012, and earned his MBA that year, as well.

Over the years, he has incubated over 150 successful startups and built several of his own. A sought-after thought leader, he has delivered keynotes at stages ranging from TEDx to the US Army’s General Officer Training, published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Washington Post, and Religion News Service, has a column for The Wisdom Daily, contributed to Meaning Making – 8 Values That Drive America’s Newest Generations (2020, St. Mary’s Press) and is the co-author of Picking Up the Pieces: Leadership After Empire (2023, Fortress Press).

He also serves as:

He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife, Lizzie Pollock, and their three children: Micah, Nessa, and Ayla. In his spare time, he finds sanctuary while climbing rock walls around New England and tending to his backyard garden.

A Life Well-Measured | Elan Babchuck | TEDxProvidence
TEDx Talks

A Life Well-Measured | Elan Babchuck | TEDxProvidence

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