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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

Rabbi Dario Hunter

Is in his second year of service as rabbi at Congregation Ohev Tzedek – Shaarei Torah in Youngstown, OH. And he’s just started as a Coordinator for Jewish Life and Intersectional Programming at the College of Wooster. Dario Hunter was ordained as a rabbi in 2012 by Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI). He has been…

By admin October 14, 2018 Off

Ordination of 139th Rabbi

Sim Shalom Online Synagogue grants smicha to nine JSLI-trained Rabbis on July 1, 2018. As part of a deeply spiritual ordination and shabbaton weekend in Stony Point, New York Rabbi Steve Blane and the Bet Din welcome new Rabbis from across the US and Canada to the family of Rabbis trained by the Jewish Spiritual…

By admin August 20, 2018 Off

Rabbi Reuven is guest rabbi at Temple Beth-El

Guest rabbi coming to Temple Beth-El, Alpena, Michigan AUG 15, 2018 For the first time in decades, Sabbath services at Temple Beth-El Alpena will be led by a rabbi. Temple Beth-El is pleased to announce that on Saturday, Rabbi Ronald N. Silverman will lead the Sabbath service, and on Sunday, he will lead a “Music…

By admin August 20, 2018 Off