“Thinking and Living Jewishly”
Want to learn more about Judaism in anticipation of potentially entering our JSLI Rabbinical or Cantorial School?
There is the desire among many with limited skills to serve the Jewish community as Rabbis and Cantors. We are pleased to introduce this preparatory course of study- in the form of Eight Units- for those who need to enhance their skill-sets and meet the challenges of JSLI’s Rabbinical Program.
Even if you don’t plan to become clergy you will find “J-LEaP” can enhance your Jewish Life and help you in Thinking and Living more Jewishly.
Join a newly forming class this fall. Classes will start right in early November and the course takes one year to complete. It culminates with students experiencing the High Holidays the following fall with a newfound understanding. Attendance and participation in all of the Jewish Holidays is important to your understanding of the cycle of the Jewish year.
Our program consists of eight modules of online study:
1. Intro to Judaism, Torah, N’veim, K’tuvim, Talmud and Sacred Texts
2. Leading Jewish Prayer Services
3. Jewish Traditions and Symbols
5. Jewish History and Culture
6. Shabbat Rituals and Prayers
7. High Holidays
8. Festivals and Other Minor Holidays
You will study the topics above online, with a group of like minded individuals seeking to fulfill a passion and join in bi-monthly (every other week) online Master Classes with our JSLI Rabbis who encourage and guide you in your journey. As time allows additional units of study may be added. The content will be determined by the Dean of JSLI as well as the needs of each cohort.
In addition to the coursework and online meetings you will need to attend synagogue weekly, write a paper and work on leading services. This course is not a simplistic way to enhance your skills and knowledge. It will require diligence and determination on your part. JSLI will not teach you to read liturgical “Siddur” Hebrew. You must do that on your own. Your desire to become a Rabbi or Cantor will need to drive your learning and journey.
We hope this course can also help you decide if the path of a clergy person is right for you. Whatever your future path the Jewish Learning Enrichment Program can guide you on a path to a more fulfilled Jewish life.
Fees and Tuition
Upon acceptance to our Study Program, a $200 Admittance fee is required.
The full tuition for the “J-LEaP” Program is $4000. There are additional costs for books needed.
*Upon completion of this course of study and successful interview with the Dean of JSLI, you may apply to be admitted to the JSLI Rabbinical or Cantorial School.
*Please note, completion of the preparatory program does not guarantee your admission into the Rabbinic or Cantorial programs. Please discuss our policy with our office or the Dean.