Time recently spotlighted Eliezer, one of Yale’s secret societies that, according to the article, is “hiding in plain sight.”
The society is reputed to have a close knit, diverse membership. It was founded by three Jews and an African American Baptist — Cory Booker, now the mayor of Newark. At its inception, the criterion for membership was not limited by ethnicity or religion.
“There was no question that Eliezer was a Jewish association, but also no question that along with its elements of religious observance and allusion, the aura was non-sectarian intellectual,” one member of the society told Time.
About 10 Yale students are nominated and tapped by the members and founders annually, but why stop there? According to the article, Eliezer hopes to expand to other Ivies such as Harvard, Princeton and Columbia, and then across the country.