Rabbi Ely (Eliahu) M. Braun, M.Sc. (Ed), is a Charted Mediator (C.Med.), a former Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Program – Ottawa/Toronto. He is also an RP (Registered Psychotherapist) in Ontario, Canada. He first started mediating in the mid-1970s while working as a chaplain on a university campus. There he dealt with issues ranging from student/landlord disputes, community/campus conflicts, educational discipline and on campus inter-organizational conflicts. As a C.P.E. trained hospital chaplain, his mediation repertoire expanded to family conflicts connected to health care and end-of-life decision-making. Having been trained in Family Systems, as well as serving congregations in the U.S. and Canada, his mediation expanded to family issues regarding rites of passage, children, adoption, separation and divorce.
As a sessional professor, he has taught more than a dozen different courses in Religion, Theology and Ethics. He has serves on a number of Institutional Ethics Committees.
He has been involved in hundreds of educational and training programs. For a number of years, he was contracted as a Conflict Resolution Specialist for the Department of National Defense (Canada), where he facilitated and mediated work related issues, and interpersonal conflicts of DND personnel. He also served as a trainer for conflict resolution courses.
In Israel, Rabbi Braun is on the Family Court Roster, as well as, serving as a Community Mediator affiliated with the Small Claims Court in Afula. He is listed as a Verified Professional with GET HELP Israel and is a member of Association of Counsellors and Family Therapists in Israel (אגודת היועצים ומטפלים במשפחה בישראל). .