Speakers 2014

Naftali Brawer

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Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer is Chief Executive of Spiritual Capital Foundation, a London based non profit foundation that enables business leaders to discover and articulate higher purpose and deeper meaning in both their personal and professional lives. Naftali was ordained as an Orthodox Rabbi at the age of twenty two and for close to twenty years he served as the spiritual leader of congregations in both the United States and Britain. In his last rabbinic post he led one of the largest congregations in the UK.
He is the author of ‘A Brief Guide to Judaism: Theology, History and Practice,’ he co-authors a popular monthly column in the Jewish Chronicle entitled ‘Rabbi I’ve got a Problem,’ he is a frequent broadcaster on the BBC and his thought pieces have appeared in the Times, The Guardian and Daily Mail. He also blogs for the Huffington Post. He holds a PhD in Hebrew and Jewish Studies from University College London and also serves as an advisor to various inter-faith and human rights organisations.
Naftali frequently lectures to diverse audiences on the themes of ethics, purpose and sustainability. His expertise is his ability to uncover ideas through persistent creative questioning, to distil and simplify abstract concepts and to communicate them in a compelling, relevant and inspiring way.