Elisha Wiesel, human rights activist and son of Elie Wiesel, will visit the Temple and lead a conversation about human rights issues.
Elisha is a recovering Wall Street executive. Since retiring from a twenty-five year financial markets career at Goldman Sachs at the end of 2019, he served in 2020 as one of the lead technologists in Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign. In his most recent board position at Good Shepherd Services, Elisha raised millions of dollars for New York’s neediest by convening “Midnight Madness”, where hundreds of finance professionals stayed up all night solving elaborate puzzles on the city streets.
When his father passed, Elisha realized how many others missed his voice––and so, when opportunities for impact arise, Elisha shares his father’s message and continues his legacy by standing up for persecuted communities. In the last few years, Elisha has spoken at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum about the need to protect the LGBTQ community; shone a light while speaking at Auschwitz on the plight of Syrian refugees being denied Western asylum; written for the Financial Times about the urgency of upholding DACA; and taken his son to peacefully march for Black Lives.
Elisha is currently starting a hedge fund, chairing an Israeli start-up in the FinTech space, chairing the Elie Wiesel Foundation, learning a little Talmud every day, and generally trying to be a good father, husband and son.
Temple Israel of Northern Westchester invites the community to attend this important conversation.