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JSLI Enrolls 24th Class

The Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute began it’s 23rd cohort of students studying to become Rabbis in early January 2022. JSLI’s program has always been online even before COVID. A new class is enrolling now for the fall and will join them. Students overlap with two different groups during the course of their rabbinic studies. Dean…

By admin June 3, 2022 Off

Suggestions for Funding your Rabbinic Studies

Finding Funding for your Rabbinic and Cantorial Studies Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute is now 200 Rabbis strong. Our Rabbis are doing great work.  They bring skills and life experience to our program of multi-denominational and diverse people. We are a school that is training and helping Jewish professionals fulfill the dream of becoming a Rabbi…

By admin June 2, 2022 Off

January 19th Ordination

Rabbi Steve Blane of Sim Shalom Jewish Universalist Online synagogue and a Bet Din convened a holy ordination and Shabbaton on January 19. Rabbi Blane and the Bet Din composed of a Rabbi from Canada and another from Idaho ordained three candidates that hailed from California and Calgary, Canada. The group gelled over the course…

By admin January 5, 2021 Off

12 New Clergy Ordained by JSLI

Rabbi Steve Blane of Sim Shalom Jewish Universalist online synagogue and a Bet Din convened a holy ordination and Shabbaton on the June 19th weekend online. Rabbi Blane is the Dean and Founder of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute that was created to train clergy to meet the needs of modern Jews. The group of…

By admin August 11, 2020 Off

Students and Alumni Attend JSLI Retreat

Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute (JSLI) and Rabbi Steve Blane continues to make history with its innovative approach to a virtual school. On March 1st it held it’s second online reunion for alumni and students. JSLI classes are all online and alumni hail from North America, Europe, Australia, Israel and Japan making an in-face reunion costly…

By admin March 16, 2020 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