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.
We view the future emissaries as a couple, a family, a unit. Together, they can bring their knowledge and skills to the fore, complementing each other’s strengths and working together to maximize their combined and individual potential. As such, the studies take place together for both husband and wife. Certain sessions will be split to allow a greater focus on areas that are more relevant to men and women.
Studies take place each Tuesday, 5:00-9:30 PM. Students receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 NIS per couple, and upon embarking on shlichut, a further 5,000 NIS.