In New York, where he received his degree in design and directing for theater from the Tisch School at New York University, he worked extensively on design for television, theater and events.
Eli is a creative consultant for the Schusterman Foundation’s ROI Summit; he taught design to theater students at the High School for the Arts in Jerusalem, and has been on faculty for the learning retreats of Nehirim, Hadar and Limmud as well as the Prague Quadrennial design conference. Eli was an artist in residence at the National Havurah Committee's Summer Institute, he led the parents and children joint study program at Manhattan's Rodeph Sholom Religious School and taught a graphics class at Tisch at NYU.
He was the chairman of Havruta – Religious Gays, and currently organizes Sod Siach, an egalitarian community in Jerusalem. He served as a designer for the NYC Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab and was a recipient of the Artist Fellowship at the NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, a Tisch Drama Department Dean’s award, and upon returning to Israel was recognized as an artist of the highest excellence by the Ministry of Culture.
Aside from future books published by Unbound Jerusalem, projects coming up include “Sacrifices,” a musical about the fall of ancient Jerusalem, being written by a team from Israel and New York.