Rabbi B is a renowned motivational speaker on a wide array of topics and in diverse settings including:
- Synagogues, Federations, Jewish non-profits & Israel tours
- Evangelical conferences, churches and Israel missions
- Israel advocacy conferences
- Rabbinical schools, Christian seminaries & university settings
- Spirituality, yoga, meditation & mindfulness centers and retreats
- Innovation and technology conferences, symposiums and forums
- Corporate settings, seminars and conferences
- Business and investment venues
- Governmental organizations and agencies
- Grief seminars & suicide awareness programs
- and more....
The Biblical Blueprints of Entrepreneurism, Innovation & Disruption
Modern Israel has become known as “The Start-up Nation,” a world leader in entrepreneurism, innovation and disruptive technologies, and Jews everywhere have always been revered for their entrepreneurial acumen. This, however, is not a new phenomenon, nor is it secular in nature. The ingredients for the Start-up Nation have been in existence for millennia and woven through Jewish texts, traditions and practices. In the Biblepreneur, Rabbi B explores entrepreneurism’s biblical blueprints, sharing this innovation and inspiration as a pathway for individual and collective, personal and professional transformation.
The Innovation Nation
Understanding, Integrating and Replicating the Start-up Nation within Our Organizations, Businesses, Communities and Lives
In less than 70 years, Israel, a country the size of New Jersey, less than .1% of the world population, surrounded by enemies and perennially threatened, has not only managed to survive, but to thrive. Economically, environmentally, technologically, scientifically ancient, decimated Israel has transformed itself into a modern superpower, fulfilling Theodor Herzl’s mantra, “if you will it, it is no dream.” In this talk, Rabbi B dives into the key ingredients which are responsible for the Jewish homeland transformation, both as a source of inspiration, as well as a pathway for replicating these best practice within our lives, organizations, business and communities.
Repairing The World Through Israeli Innovation & Global Impact Technologies
Tikun Olam is an ancient Jewish mantra, calling upon each of us to do our part in “fixing a broken world.” Thousands of years later this maxim is more relevant than ever. From climate change to environmental destruction, from food shortages to water contamination, from health risks to global terror, we are facing threats like never before. And yet, thanks to Israeli innovation, medical discoveries, scientific breakthrough and transformative technologies we have the tools to change our direction, repair the earth and fix our broken world like never before. In this talk, Rabbi B presents Israeli innovation & Global Impact Technology as a platform for education, community engagement, public relations, interfaith relations, co-existence and, above all else, a pathway for tikun olam through Tech-un Olam.
How to Revive Ruakh (Spirit) in Your Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community
Against all odds, facing every impossibility and atrocity imaginable, the Jewish people have not only survived, but flourished. Why? Because Judaism, and the Jewish people, are entrepreneurial in nature. Where there are problems - we seek solutions. Where there are obstacles - we seek alternatives. From Abraham and Sara to the Talmudic tradition of the rabbis, from the Halutzim (Israeli pioneers) transforming deserts into agricultural oasis’ to today's High-tech Halutzim transforming ideas into world changing startups, Judaism and entrepreneurism go hand in hand. Today, more than ever before, our synagogues, Federations, Jewish and organizations need to return to our roots, learn from our tradition and embody these qualities. If we are going to thrive we need to return to Ruakh - imagination, innovation & the entrepreneurial spirit.
MOURNING WITH MEANING; LIVING WITH LIGHT
Whether grieving the loss of a loved one, or confronting our own mortality, we all come face-to-face with the darkness of death at some point during life’s complicated journey. During a long career in which Rabbi B has guided countless others through the process of loss and bereavement, he faced two devastating losses of his own when, two decades apart, his grandmother and father tragically took their own lives. But when the shadows of grief took hold, he dedicated his life to breaking this cycle, searching within the darkness rather than turning away. By transforming his mourning into meaning, he discovered the sparks that lie within, inspiring thousands of others along the way. Featuring a mixture of personal stories and enlightening perspectives on love and loss, both “Spark Seekers” the talk and the book are a source of inspiration and direction for anyone, at any point along the grief journey, seeking to emerge from death’s darkness with newfound inspiration, purpose and, life.