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The JSLI’s Rabbinical School is an online program leading to Ordination as Rabbi within one year of study. We explore Halacha (Rabbinical Law), Liturgy and Rituals and prepare you to utilize your skills and life-experience to become a rabbi.
At the end of your study, you will participate in a Shabbaton weekend culminating in an ordination ceremony and be granted Semicha as a fully ordained rabbi.
At JSLI, there’s no need to relocate yourself or your family. Simply join your classmates live at our online rabbinical seminary every week.
We may not be learning together physically, but we still have a warm and thriving online community of open-minded liberal men and women. And, after you become ordained as a Rabbi, we have a wonderful support system at our private JSLI Facebook page where we share life’s journeys and rabbinical resources.
Rabbi and Cantor Blane is the founder and dean of JSLI. He believes there is a great need to train and prepare liberal rabbis to meet the needs of millions of unaffiliated Jews and interfaith couples and their families. These groups of people generally don’t belong to a synagogue and don’t attend synagogue regularly, but they still have a respect for Jewish life cycles and holidays. They are largely ignored by other communities, and Rabbi Blane – and other rabbis trained by JSLI – make it their aim to focus on them.
The Jewish unaffiliated and interfaith make up more than half of the world’s population, and it’s important to remember them if we are to encourage the continuation of and respect for our religion.
The JSLI has its own Code of Ethics and Statement of Faith, which it strongly abides by. Prospective students of JSLI must ensure they agree with and will abide by both before committing to any one of our programs.