JSLI's Cantorial curriculum is mentor-based. One or two students and one instructor meet every other week online. Over the course of the two years (four semesters), students learn Nusach for Shabbat, Festivals, High Holidays, and Weekdays.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) May 26, 2023
Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute - JSLI - ordains its 24th class on June 17th where they will meet online for an intimate ordination/shabbaton experience. The nine rabbinic candidates will be joined by a Cantorial student.
Cantor Leslie Emery of Congregation Shaarey Zedeck in Winnipeg, Canada began studying formally with Rabbi Steve Blane two years ago. She will be joining eight (8) JSLI ordained Cantors in sharing her musical talents.
JSLI's Cantorial curriculum is mentor-based. One or two students and one instructor meet every other week online. Over the course of the two years (four semesters), students learn Nusach for Shabbat, Festivals, High Holidays, and Weekdays. Nusach refers to the unique prayer tradition and customs followed by specific Jewish communities, including melodies, texts, and variations in liturgy. In addition, they will join the Rabbinical students for master classes in life-cycle ceremonies- weddings, funerals, etc.
The next class starts in September.
Rabbi Steven Blane developed JSLI to train people who wanted to be Jewish clergy but unable to attend a 5 year program. The school has always been online, even before COVID, which has allowed more accessible opportunities for learning including for this cohort of students who hail from all over North America.
ABOUT JSLI AND SIM SHALOM
Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected. Rabbi Blane leads accessible Shabbat services every Friday night using a virtual interface and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, conversion and life-cycle ceremonies along with weeknight services at 7:00PM EST led by Rabbis.
Rabbi Blane is the Founder and Dean of the Jewish Spiritual Leaders' Institute, the online professional Jewish clergy program, https://jsli.net and of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities, https://ujuc.org.
Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. For more information visit https://simshalom.com or call 201-338-0165.