About our JSLI Faculty

Most of our JSLI Faculty are Rabbis who have gone through our program. We are proud to exhibit the depth of knowledge among our alumni. They share their areas of expertise either through classes they create and lead or by presenting material created by other JSLI Rabbis.


Who They Are


Rabbi Sandy Zisser

Guest Teacher Rabbi Sandy ZisserRabbi Sandy Zisser has been a professional educator for the past twenty years, and involved in Jewish education for much of his life. Sandy received his B.A. from SUNY Albany with a dual major in American History and Judaic Studies. He then received a Masters in Special Education from the Bank Street College of Education. […]

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Rabbi Richard E Perlman

Guest Teacher Rabbi Richard E PerlmanRabbi Richard E Perlman began the West Bay Community Jewish Center, “WBCJC” to help fill the needs of the traditional Conservative Jewish population of Rhode Island’s West Bay. Prior to this, Rabbi Perlman was Spiritual Leader, Hazzan, Director of Education and Executive Director at Temple Am David, of  Warwick.   Rabbi Perlman received his rabbinic […]

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Rabbi Rosalie Osian

Guest Teacher Rabbi Rosalie OsianRabbi Rosalie Osian is a Full-Time Chaplain at Caring Hospice Services, Brooklyn, NY.  In her decade of pastoral service, which includes Palliative Care, Bereavement, and Addiction and recovery, she has developed a structure for pastoral care called ‘The Five Step Integration’ and  ‘Four Touchstones of Spiritual Strength.’ These elements are used […]

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Rabbi Shereen Sarick

Guest Teacher Rabbi Shereen SarickRabbi Shereen Sarick played hooky more than any other student in the religious school she attended as a girl. She has since designed, opened, and run Judaic Studies programs in the US and Canada. After twenty years as principal, educator, and consultant in Jewish Education, she is proud to say no one has wanted to […]

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Rabbi Deborah Reichmann

Deborah is a JSLI ordained Rabbi who has hopes of developing new and innovative approaches to interfaith ministry. She is also the newly appointed Executive Director of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Greater Washington which gives interest-free loans to members of Greater Washington Jewish Community since 1909. Previously Deborah was on the staff of […]

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Rabbi Gail Nalven

Guest Teacher Rabbi Gail NalvenRabbi Gail F. Nalven was ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute. She holds an MA in Jewish Education from the Davidson School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary where she was a Melton Fellow, and spent a year at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem at Mount Scopus. In addition, Gail has […]

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Rabbi Ronda Wanderman Young

Guest Teacher Rabbi Ronda Wanderman YoungRabbi Ronda Wanderman Young is a born-and-bred New Yorker living in Virginia, Jewishly bamidbar! Her career has always been in the book business. She became involved in a small Reform congregation, where she started teaching religious school, served as Executive VP on the Board of Directors, and chaired many committees, including Ritual, Education, and Social […]

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Rabbi Judy Caplan Ginsburgh

Rabbi Judy Caplan Ginsburgh received her Rabbinic ordination from JSLI in 2014. She specializes in creating and conducting life cycle events that are personal, meaningful and spiritual. She was recently certified as a Prepare-Enrich Facilitator helping couples make the most of their dating, engagements and marriages. Thirteen years ago, she founded Central Louisiana Arts & […]

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Rabbi Jenn Weinstein

Rabbi Jenn Weinstein is well known here at JSLI and Sim Shalom. She leads Ma’ariv services and Shabbat morning services online for us each week. She began her life of service as a Synagogue Adminstrator, Education Director and Educator of Special Needs at Congregation Simchat HaLev in Syosset, NY. Simshat HaLev is committed to welcoming […]

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Rabbi Monte Sugarman

Pastoral Care presented by Rabbi Monte Sugarman.   This class explores and defines Jewish Pastoral or Spiritual Care. Bereavement and the stages of loss & grief will be discussed. The value of being a healing presence for the sick and dying is addressed. Other topics include: Jewish healing prayers, Vidui/confession for dying and self-care. We […]

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Rabbi Kris Miccio

Rabbi Kris Miccio is a Professor of Law at the Sturm College of Law, University of Denver. Kris has written extensively on the issue of male intimate violence and conceptions of state accountability. She is a former prosecutor and the founding director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services of Sanctuary for Families, NYC. […]

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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, […]

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