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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…

By admin February 5, 2017 Off

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…

By admin February 5, 2017 Off

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…

By admin August 1, 2016 Off

Mark Reiss

A 79-year-old retired physician and classical pianist, is a dedicated intactivist who has made a special contribution within the American Jewish community.   Dr. Reiss has been an active proponent of keeping baby boys intact since 1999. Mark serves as the Executive Vice President of Doctors Opposing Circumcision (DOC). He has appeared in TV shows,…

By admin July 11, 2014 Off

Mark Matousek

The Purpose of Sacredness presented by Mark Matousek   Scientists now understand that the human brain evolved so-called ‘higher emotions’ — awe, elevation, altruism, for starters — as a balance to our more primitive feeling functions. What we call The Sacred is humankind’s perennial response to this built-in need for transcendent experience. Whether we find…

By admin May 15, 2014 Off