Straus-Amiel | Beren-Amiel
Participants in the program aim to acquire the specific tools needed to inspire in their adoptive communities an enthusiasm for and pride in being Jewish. In addition to acquiring firm foundations in the traditional ordination subjects of Jewish law, Talmud and Jewish thought, the students must also become well versed in practical law and lore related to the spiritual leadership of a modern community. The students are further prepared for the challenges awaiting them in the field by focusing on Jewish ritual, pastoral skills, communal structure of Diaspora communities, counselling and basic psychology, formal and informal education, effective pedagogy, public speaking, communication & PR and much more.
Studies take place each Tuesday, 1:45-8:30 PM. Students receive a monthly stipend of $400 per couple.