"Class #20 formed a special bond illustrating one of the richest components of studying with JSLI - the connection with a group of peers that continues even beyond ordination and who each bring their unique Jewish experience to the program," notes Rabbi Blane.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 24, 2021
This past weekend the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute (JSLI) ordained its 20th class. Celebrating 10 years (+ 1 for Covid) Rabbi Steve Blane is honored to continue training relevant clergy. On June 19th a cohort of five Rabbis joined the 165+ clergy - Rabbis and Cantors - ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI). Alumni of this class hail from California, Texas, Illinois and the Netherlands! Rabbis Monte Sugarman of Saratoga Springs, NY and Billy Love of Philadelphia joined Rabbi Steve on the virtual Bet Din.
"Class #20 formed a special bond illustrating one of the richest components of studying with JSLI - the connection with a group of peers from diverse backgrounds and life journeys that continues even beyond ordination and who each bring their unique Jewish experience to the program," notes Rabbi Blane.
JSLI has ordained Rabbis from all over the US, Canada as well as in Europe and Israel. JSLI Rabbis and Cantors serve in pulpits, as educators, Cantors, Jewish administrators and perform life cycle events in states including Idaho, Oklahoma and Alabama. Yes, there are Jews in Oklahoma! One of the students did their required paper on that topic. JSLI welcome students from all denominations.
The next class begins in August. If you are interested in fulfilling your dream of becoming a Rabbi or Cantor visit the website to apply.
ABOUT JEWISH SPIRITUAL LEADERS INSTITUTE, SIM SHALOM AND RABBI STEVE BLANE
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 and short 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 and students of this online community.
Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute, http://www.jsli.net, the online professional rabbinical program and founder of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities at http://www.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 our website or call 201-338-0165.