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JSLI Alumni and Students study Jewish Views of the Afterlife

This spring JSLI Alumni and Students will be studying JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE:
 PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEF AND PASTORAL APPLICATIONS- A THREE-PART WEBINAR with Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D of D’aat Institute. This online three-session class will combine study of traditional afterlife texts with contemporary pastoral care. We shall synthesize Jewish afterlife teachings and traditional death rituals…

By admin February 26, 2020 Off

Rabbi Jordania Goldberg serves in Greece

A graduate of Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute and member of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, Rabbi Jordania Goldberg spreads her vision of peace. From co officiating at High Holiday services in Greece to the publication of her new book she continues her efforts of repairing the world (Tikun Olam.) In January, Rabbi Jordania opened…

By admin February 26, 2020 Off

Three Alums Bring Their Passions to Presentations This Fall

This fall several Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute alumni offered presentations to the school and alumni. These Lunch and Learn presentations are part of the curriculum of the rabbinic program overseen by Sim Shalom and Rabbi Steven Blane. Lunch and Learn topics are chosen that represent a particular passion or expertise of the student and examples…

By admin December 26, 2019 Off

Rabbi Steven Blane trains Cantors in Conservative liturgy

Rabbi Steven Blane trains Cantors in Conservative liturgy with a pragmatic approach at Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute. Rabbi Steve Blane began Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute as a pragmatic response to the Jewish Rabbinate and to date JSLI has ordained 150+ Rabbis. Rabbi Blane’s background includes being a singer/songwriter and Cantor in several congregations. He brings…

By admin July 16, 2019 Off

17th Class Ordained

Sim Shalom Online Synagogue grants ordination to eight students of its professional Rabbinic and Cantorial program, the Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute. As part of a deeply spiritual ordination and shabbaton weekend in Stony Point, New York Rabbi Steve Blane and the Bet Din welcomed the new Rabbis and Cantors from across the US and Canada…

By admin July 16, 2019 Off

Two Alumni Return to JSLI to offer Presentations

This spring two alumni will join members of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute 17th class in making a Lunch and Learn presentation. Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh of Louisiana will speak online about her “Jewish Heritage Tour of India.” Ginsburgh, ordained by JSLI in January 2014, is best known for her music and is an accomplished Cantor…

By admin March 17, 2019 Off

JSLI Hosts Alumni Reunion

Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute (JSLI) and Rabbi Steve Blane made history with its first 5-hour online reunion. JSLI classes are all online and alumni hail from North America, Europe, Australia, Israel and Japan making an in-face reunion costly and challenging for folks to attend. Rabbi Steve Blane, Founder and Dean, noted, “Why not an online…

By admin March 10, 2019 Off