Our Mission & Purpose

Torah in Motion has become an internationally recognized organization known for its innovative and creative programming. People look forward to our special brand of intellectual honesty, openness, relevance and tradition.  We are proud of the diversity of speakers, the differences of opinion, the nuance, and the complexity we bring to our programming.


We learn, study, teach, discuss, debate over the key issues facing the Jewish world.

Our Leaders

The people who bring Torah in Motion to you:

Rabbi Jay Kelman's picture

Rabbi Jay Kelman, founder of Torah in Motion, received a BSc in accounting from Yeshiva University and Smicha from its affiliate, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He served as a pulpit...

Dr. Elliott Malamet's picture

Along with Rabbi Jay and Ilana Kelman, Dr. Elliott Malamet is a founder of Torah in Motion. He is largely responsible for programming, and has created Torah in Motion’s distinctive brand of panel...

Ilana Kelman's picture

Ilana Kelman brings a long-time commitment to community work and Jewish education to our organization. She has an M.A. from Columbia University in New York and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the...

Become a Volunteer

Torah in Motion is indebted to its volunteers for their invaluable assistance. Whether it is weekly or once a year, we would love to put your talents to work. Volunteer possibilities include assisting us at programs, phone calls, marketing, fundraising, and any sort of networking.

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Our Partners

Torah in Motion works in collaboration with other organizations to enhance the breadth and depth of our programming.

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Community and International Organizations

  • Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Institute for Jewish Business Ethics, Jerusalem
  • Matan, Sadie Rennert Women's Institute for Torah Studies, Jerusalem
  • Mekorot Institute of Torah Studies for Women, Toronto
  • The Orthodox Union , New York
  • Yeshiva University , New York
  • UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • Canadian Friends of Bar Ilan University
  • Shaarei Tzedek Hospital
  • YU –Torah Mitzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov
  • Rabbinical Council of America
  • Halachic Organ Donor Society
  • Drisha Institute for Jewish Education
  • Mizrachi Organization of Canada
  • Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Synagogues and Schools

  • Associated Hebrew Day Schools
  • Clanton Park Synagogue
  • Netivot HaTorah Day School
  • Or Chaim Yeshiva
  • Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
  • Shaarei Tefillah
  • Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, New York
  • Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ, USA
  • DAT, Denver, CO, USA
  • Adath Israel, Hampstead, QU, Canada
  • Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, Glendale, WI, USA
  • Albert Einstein Synagogue, Bronx, NY, USA
  • Or Chaim Minyan
  • Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
  • Bnai Torah Congregation
  • Zichron  Yisroel Congreagtion of Associated Hebrew Schools, Vaughn
  • Kehillat Shaarei Torah

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