"Perfecting Their 'Elevator Speeches'": A Piece on JTS's Pitch Night

"As an aspiring rabbi, Ethan Witkovsky sees one of his goals as 'helping people draw closer to their cultural and literary traditions' while making sense of their lives—and he's ready to meet them in their homes or workplaces or even in local bars and parks to further that process.

In a venture called Brainthirsty, the rabbinical student helps people create discussion groups, most of them based on the social circles they've already created, and meets them where they want to meet. 'The idea is to give them the opportunity to engage in deep thought and intentional discussion with friends,' often about the human condition."

Continue reading "Perfecting Their 'Elevator Speeches'" in the Jewish Week.