Cantor Nina Fine to perform in concert

Fine is a graduate of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute and is a freelance cantor and educator at six different synagogues in the Orlando area. She conducts life cycle events and runs an independent online Hebrew school for unaffiliated families. Fine’s warm personality, beautiful voice, and humble spirit blesses congregants and guests as she fulfills her…

By admin June 15, 2022 Off

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

JSLI Alumni and Students study Jewish Views of the Afterlife

This spring JSLI Alumni and Students will be studying JEWISH VIEWS OF THE AFTERLIFE:
 PHILOSOPHICAL BELIEF AND PASTORAL APPLICATIONS- A THREE-PART WEBINAR with Reb Simcha Raphael, Ph.D of D’aat Institute. This online three-session class will combine study of traditional afterlife texts with contemporary pastoral care. We shall synthesize Jewish afterlife teachings and traditional death rituals…

By admin February 26, 2020 Off

Rabbi Jordania Goldberg serves in Greece

A graduate of Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute and member of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, Rabbi Jordania Goldberg spreads her vision of peace. From co officiating at High Holiday services in Greece to the publication of her new book she continues her efforts of repairing the world (Tikun Olam.) In January, Rabbi Jordania opened…

By admin February 26, 2020 Off