- The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI) offers a unique course of study for the preparation of modern and liberal rabbis based anywhere in the world. You will not need to uproot yourself or your family to study at our rabbinical seminary as we join together online in Havruta each week. Our community is thriving and we welcome you to join us! JSLI fosters a warm environment and strives to create an open minded and liberal community of rabbis dedicated to spreading the joy of Jewish thought and rituals. In our online rabbinical seminary program, we focus on preparing our students to meet the needs of Jewish unaffiliated and interfaith families. Our Program Our rabbinical seminary's curriculum is built around weekly online video conference Havurot. Web based technology allows us to work together with students anywhere in the world. At each session, we join together in prayer (daven), explore the weekly Torah portion and discuss relevant Rabbinic Responsa. Each month we also focus on Jewish rituals and life-cycles. Our unique backgrounds and skills are the gifts we share as we join in Havurah and journey on our path toward the goal of rabbinic ordination. Along the way, we strive to build community and friendships that will last our lifetimes. Why we are Different JSLI's focus is as a rabbinical school which trains clergy to minister to the specific needs of almost 50% of the USA's Jewish population- the Jewish unaffiliated and interfaith. Today's liberal Jewish world calls out for a new paradigm in the training of it's clergy. Our spiritual leaders learn to teach basic Talmud and Torah, lead prayer services, give inspirational sermons, provide pastoral care, officiate at weddings and funerals, chant Torah & Haftara, prepare children and adults for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, blow shofar, start and grow new communities and so much more. At JSLI, your life experience counts. When you meet our requirements, you will graduate in one year.