Recent News

Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute (JSLI) Celebrates 2018 with Holy Ordination

Read the Press Release about Class #14s Ordination Weekend.

JSLI Rabbi News!

  Read the nice write up HERE about Rabbi Rachel Short and the good work she is doing in Hawaii.       Rabbi Misha Bendavid will be presenting his credentials to the Austin City Council and leading the invocation for the Thursday, February 1st council meeting at City Hall. Rabbi Ilan Pardo has been serving […]

Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute trained Rabbis lead services and make music for the High Holidays 5778

Rabbi Blane spreads the love as JSLI ordained Rabbis and Cantors are making an impact and serving Jews across the country and globe.  Sim Shalom, the online synagogue is the mainliner offering “in person” Jazz High Holiday services at the iconic Bitter End Club in New York.  Rabbi Steve Blane, JSLi Founder and Dean, and […]

JSLI Announces NEW Pre Rabbinic Study Course

ANNOUNCES  Our NEW Pre Rabbinic Study Course  There is the desire among many with limited skills to serve the Jewish community as Rabbis and Cantors.  We are pleased to introduce a “Mechina” (Preparatory) course of study for those who need to enhance their skill sets and meet the challenges of JSLI’s Rabbinical Program.   JSLI is […]

Rabbi Rachel Short

Kansas City Jewish Life article about Rabbi Rachel Excerpted from the article: There is no other synagogue on the east side of Hawaii, also known as the Big Island, the largest of the main Hawaiian Islands, and she says there is a huge demand. She meets a Jew every day and has an email list of […]

Leadership Roles for JSLI Rabbis

A Hearty Mazel Tov to: Rabbi – Cantor Nancy Diamond Landsman Rabbi and Spiritual Leader at Congregation Ahavat Olam in Deerfield, Illinois Read more here. Rabbi Marc Getman Assumed a new position as at Temple Emanul_El of Canarsie in Brooklyn, NY Cantor Nina Fine will be leading services and acting as spiritual leaders at Temple […]

Rabbi Sandy Zisser welcomed to Westchester Board of Rabbis

  is now officially a member of the Westchester Board of Rabbis. The Westchester Board of Rabbis is comprised of rabbis who live and / or Orkney in Westchester County.  The Board is a diverse group representing various streams of Judaism and serving in many different capacities. I’m proud to be accepted in to this […]

Mazal Tov Class 12!

Welcome new Rabbis. We are now 116 Rabbis and 2 Cantors strong! Hazak, Hazak!

Rabbi Nancy Landman Lauded for Her Service

Yasher Koach to our Rabbi Nancy Landsman!

Three old friends from Class #3 gather in Virginia to talk about life as clergy. From the “Little Jewish Home on the Prairie”    

Ny Times recommends Sim Shalom Rosh Hashana service

Rabbi Blane and Sim Shalom got a nod in the New York times as a Rosh Hashana not to be missed.  Rabbi Steve and a jazz quartet presented traditional melodies to a jazz sound at the iconic Bitter End. Read below: Shanah Tovah! Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, began at sundown Sunday night and […]

Welcome Rabbi Tuviah!

Read the lovely article about Rabbi Tuviah’s new position here.

JSLI Rabbis to Lead Congregations!

Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh (Class #3) to assume pulpit for Congregation B’nai Israel in Monroe, Louisiana  Rabbi Richard Perlman (Class #2) takes on the Rabbi position at Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody, Massachusetts AND Rabbi Paul “Tuviah” Schreiber (Class #8) becomes Rabbi for Temple Beth David in Spring Hill, Florida   These Alumni join many other […]

Rabbi Steve Blane records an album

NYC Rabbi Cantor Transcends Faith in Nashville and Records Inspirational Album is available at Steven Blane, founder of Sim Shalom, the world’s only online Jewish Universalist synagogue and also a singer-songwriter is heading to Nashville to record an album of his original songs. The album, which will be produced by highly regarded Christian Music Producer, […]

Rabbi Deborah McKenzie leads Ma’ariv services all summer

A Rabbi of Color Builds Bridges with Global Summer Ma’ariv Service Sim Shalom, the online synagogue, keeps its virtual doors open for the summer offering weeknight Ma’ariv services. Rabbi Deborah fulfilled her childhood dream to become a spiritual leader, shepherding the Monday night services. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 06, 2016 As a scientist, […]

Mikvah Madness by Rabbi Deborah Reichmann (Class #2)

MARCH 30, 2016 BY RABBI DEBORAH REICHMANN A young woman spent months studying. She learned about the Jewish holy days. She learned about kashrut, she learned how to observe the Sabbath and she learned that she would keep on learning about Judaism probably for the rest of her life. The rabbis said she was ready […]

Read about Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh (class #6)

Hospice times article about her.  Find the link here.

Rabbi Deborah Salomon (Class #4) Announces

A NEW HOME and NAME FOR THE SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY for HEBREW WIZARDS There are so many new and exciting things happening at Hebrew Wizards this coming year. Three exciting developments are: After 12 years, we are finally purchasing our own building which will allow Hebrew Wizards to have a permanent and awesome new home in […]

Rabbi Rose Jacob’s Article on National Day Of Prayer

As published in The Daily Progress: Rabbi Rose’s Article

Great Article on our own Hawaiian Rabbi Ken Aronowitz!

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Mazal Tov to Rabbi Walter Isaac!

The Israelite Community Welcomes a New Rabbi

Mazal Tov to our newest Rabbis and our first two Cantors!

Mazal Tov to Class 10- our newest Rabbis and our first two Cantors. JSLI is now 100 Rabbis strong!

Excellent Op-Ed by Rabbi Deborah Reichmann

Jewish Denominationalism- on the rise or on the decline by Rabbi Deborah Reichmann

JSLI Rabbi-Cantor assumes new Position in NNJ

Mazal Tov Rabbi Cantor Alan Sokoloff!

Jewish Spiritual Leader’s Institute ordains 9th Class of Rabbis

The Jewish Spiritual Leader’s Institute (JSLI),the Online Rabbinical School of Sim Shalom, held its ordination ceremony on Saturday evening in Delray Beach, Florida. Ten new rabbis will now begin their respective missions and service as teachers and spiritual leaders- some advancing the tenets of Jewish Universalism. Each of the ten candidates were granted semicha by […]

Rabbi Robbi on Skis

Rabbi Robbi Sherwin had a great article in the Jerusalem Post. Mazal Tov!

Rabbis and Sherwin and Ginsburgh Publish New Jewish Music Worship Book

Mazal Tov to our Rabbis Sherwin and Ginsburgh who are two of several authors who have published a new book on music and it’s importance in worship entitled “Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers.” Kol Hakavod!

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Marsha Dubrow- Rabbi of B’nai Jacob in Jersey City

Rabbi Marsha Dubrow was installed as Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City on Sunday, September 14th. Here is a link to the newspaper article

Rabbi Rockin’ Robbi- Great Article!

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Mazal Tov to Class 7!

JSLI is proud to announce that we are now 70 ordained Rabbis strong!

Rabbinical Students at Women Cantors’ Network Conference

Rabbinical Students (soon to be ordained) Robbi Sherwin, Robin Sparr, and Marsha Dubrow at the Women Cantors’ Network Conference (visiting the Library of Congress).

Rabbi Deborah Reichman New Appointment

  Deborah Reichman has been appointed as Executive Director at the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington.  

Rabbi Kris Miccio is going to POLAND

Rabbi Kris Miccio is going to POLAND as part of a US-Poland bridge building “mission.” Just got the acceptance letter! It’s on anti-semitism.

Rabbi Rosalie Osian comments on ‘The American Nurse.”

Rabbi Rosalie Osian, JSLI ordained and a Chaplain at Caring Hospice Services, NYC, was delighted to join with other Clergy to comment on spirituality and the nursing profession at a post screening panel discussion of ‘The American Nurse’. The film debut coincided with Nurse’s Week and is a documentary about the work of five nurses […]

Mazal Tov Rabbi Barry Altmark- To Become A Certified Chaplain!

Rabbi Barry Altmark has been admitted to a program that will certify him as Chaplain with the Baptist Health System in Alabama. According to Rabbi Altmark, JSLI’s accreditation is deemed equal to HUC, JTS and Aleph. Mazal Tov to our colleague!

Congrats To Our Newest Rabbis!

Here is some of the exciting news we’ve received from our newly ordained Rabbis!   Rabbi Judy Caplan Ginsburgh “Our local newspaper ran a nice feature article on my ordination. Thought I would share:” Click Here to View the Article.   Rabbi Jenn Weinstein Rabbi Jenn Weinstein was formally installed to her Congregation, Simchat HaLev […]

Recent Article on Rabbi Tobi Rubinstein Schneier

Meet New York City’s Fashion Rabbi   Tobi Rubinstein Schneier is wearing an animal-print hamsa necklace she designed herself to ward off the evil eye, and according to her, it’s working just fine. Two years after her high-profile rabbi husband, Marc Schneier, was caught in a torrid cheating scandal that became unrelenting tabloid fodder, she […]

Check Out Class # 6’s Ordination Video

Class # 6 was ordained in January 2014 in Delray Beach, FL. 17 students gathered from across the country (and from Israel) to be ordained as Rabbis.

Updates From Our Rabbis

Rabbi Jenn Weinstein Congregation Simchat HaLev Installs New Rabbi   On March 2nd, Rabbi Jenn Weinstein was installed in front of 250 congregants of Congregation Simchat HaLev of Syosset. The installation ceremony, led by Rabbi Jay Weinstein, her father, was held at Long Island University. Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs and Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia honored […]

Rabbi Mark Getman- Announced as Army National Guard Chaplain Candidate

  FORT HAMILTON, NY New York Army National Guard Chaplain Candidate 1LT (Rabbi) Mark Getman assisted the Ft Hamilton Army Garrison, Chaplain (Maj) Bowman at Fort Hamilton’s Hanukkah Candle lighting ceremony which was held on the last night of Hanukkah on December 4 2013. The ceremony was attended by Ft Hamilton Service members, the garrison […]

JSLI to Ordain 17 New Rabbis This January!

Online Rabbinical School to Ordain Sixth Class of Rabbis   JSLI will ordain it’s sixth class of Rabbis in Delray Beach, Florida this coming January.   New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013   On January 12, 2014, JSLI will ordain their Sixth Class of Rabbis. Seventeen students from around the world including Australia and […]

What Our Rabbis Are Up To!

Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh Click Here to see the article about Rabbi Judy.   Rabbi Norman Maybloom: I’ve been acting as a pro bono Gabbai for the Clearbrook Jewish Congregation which includes leading the Congregation in Schacharit services on Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur. This also included doing the Torah readings for the 3 days and […]

5th Class Ordination

JSLI class # 3 at their ordination ceremony in NYC! Traditional denominations of Judaism exclude more than 50 percent of Jews who are unaffiliated or in interfaith marriages.   New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 – The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI), led by Rabbi Steven Blane, will ordain its 5th rabbinical class at […]