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Jews You Should Know

Nov 6, 2017


Charlie Harary is today one of the most sought-after religious and motivational speakers in the Jewish world. But he wasn't always religiously motivated or inspired himself. It took a special mentor to ignite his passion and propel him to "own" his own spiritual journey.

After time at Columbia Law School and a stint in "Big Law," Charlie moved through the worlds of venture capital and ultimately real estate investment. Simultaneously, he began volunteering for the youth group NCSY and developing his reputation as an inspiring speaker.

In this conversation, we cover Charlie's professional philosophies - including the "myth of balance," the "power of win-win business deals," and the value of "crowd-sourcing life" - as well as his personal and spiritual aspirations ("growth is about a maturation to material"). We also explore his media productions - including viral videos, a radio show and podcast, an upcoming book and a feature length film about G-d and spirituality. Charlie's interests are diverse and he brings his special passion for each subject to the fore in this enjoyable interview.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.