Announcing our all new JSLI Cantorial School
JSLI- The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute’s innovative new JSLI Cantorial School is an online program offering training for the Jewish Cantorate. Become a Cantor (Hazzan) and learn to lead a Jewish Community in soulful, spiritual prayer. Our multi-denominational approach will prepare a Cantor to meet the singing needs of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Communities.
Our mission is to perpetuate our beautiful “nusach” (liturgical melodies) and also support all styles of musical liturgical worship. Our Cantors are prepared to educate communities about the beauty of our musical traditions and meet the musical needs of each specific community.
At a time when fewer professional Cantors are being trained by mainstream Jewish Seminaries, JSLI offers an exciting response to the need to prepare Cantors for the future of Judaism.
Our approach is relevant. Two students meet online bi-monthly (every other week) “Hevruta style” with their teacher ( an experienced Cantor) during which they explore the correct and appropriate nusach as well as it’s practical application.
Our approach is meaningful. We embrace both traditional nusach and the music of our modern communities and strive to harmonize the two. In addition, we encourage the use of musical instrument accompaniment if appropriate for your community and will help you arrange selections with chordal accompaniments.
Our approach is cost-sensitive. The full course of study (four total “Modules” and Life Cycle Master Classes) leading to Ordination as “Cantor and Spiritual Leader” costs a fraction of the amount that would be spent in a mainstream Seminary.