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Jewish Philanthropy Podcast

Mar 7, 2022


Scott Shay

Topic: Conspiracy U

Guest: Scott Shay

Scott A. Shay is a leading businessman, thought leader, and author of several widely read books on profound issues facing the Jewish community. Scott is the co-founder and Chairman of Signature Bank, well known as one of the best banks in New York for private business owners.

Scott earned a BA in Economics and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University, a valuable experience due to the commitment of his professors to high academic standards and the ideals of the university’s motto.


His third book, Conspiracy U: A Case Study, utilizes this motto as a backdrop to illustrate how his alma mater and academia in general have departed from these standards and ideals, sacrificing academic integrity and trustworthy scholarship in favor of Conspiracy Theories.


Scott is a distinguished leader in the Jewish community and an avid student of religion and its application to the world outside of the synagogue, church, or mosque. These interests are reflected in Conspiracy U, as well as his previous two books, In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism and Getting Our Groove Back: How to Energize American Jewry. 

In this riveting episode, we explore:

1. Holocaust Roots

2. Intellectually Dishonest

3. Playing with a Delicate Psyche 

4. Running a Bank in 2022

5. Putin & Ukraine

6. Writing Multiple Books

7. Living an Impactful Life

And much more!