Elan is a rabbi and an entrepreneur. He spends much of his time exploring the rich intersections and abundant possibilities between these two traditions. He’s committed to leaving behind a world that is more compassionate, connected, and just, and in pursuit of that commitment, he is the Founding Director of Glean Network
, an incubator and network for entrepreneurs who are building new models of faith in action, and Director of Innovation at Clal
, a think-tank focused on the future of faith in America.
Rabbi Elan is blessed to live and learn with his wife, Lizzie Pollock, and their two children, Micah and Nessa, in Providence, Rhode Island. He reads broadly and voraciously, cooks adventurously, and finds sanctuary on the rock climbing walls of New England.
Elan is passionate about supporting Springtide not only because he is mission-aligned with the organization, but because he believes that the future of spirituality and faith must be built upon a sturdy foundation of research that both inspires the hearts and guides the hands of creators, practitioners, and innovators alike.