Elad Caplan is the Director of the Menomadin Center for Jewish and Democratic Law at Bar-Ilan University, a platform committed to developing legal and academic infrastructure to facilitate synergy between the components of Israeli identity and impact the public discourse.
Elad has extensive experience in non-profit organizations, working in a variety of areas to make Israel more inclusive and respectful. His work combines engaging marginalized communities, decision makers and various partners, to solve both individual and systemic problems. Elad has worked as Managing Director of ITIM and a founder of the Giyur K’Halacha conversion court network, providing alternative services to the State religious establishment. He has initiated multiple projects, created complex work plans, successfully litigated a number of high-profile cases, and led diverse teams to major achievements, protecting civil rights, improving government transparency, and ensuring equality under the law.
Elad, an attorney, earned an LLB (Hons) in Law and Political Science and an MA (Hons) in Science, Technology and Society, from Bar Ilan University, and has executive management education from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Elad is a Schusterman Foundation fellow, a member of interreligious dialogue programs and lives in Rehovot, Israel, with his wife and three kids.