Rabbi Ely M. Braun, M.Sc. (Ed), is a Charted Mediator (C.Med.), a former Roster Mediator, Ontario Mandatory Mediation 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 Hillel Chaplain on a university campuses of Buffalo, New York. 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 several 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 serves as a Community Mediator affiliated with the Small Claims Court in Afula, and is in private practice as a face-to-face and on-line psychotherapist and Pastoral Counselor.