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Update: Summer 2009

 

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Isralight's 5th Annual Avraham HaLevi Jerusalem

Rabbinic Enrichment Conference

July 13 - 20, 2009

A key element of the year- long Avraham Halevi Isralight Rabbinic Enrichment Fellowship, the summer program in Jerusalem, once again will bring together a select group of young rabbis from across the US, South Africa and Israel to participate in a series of training initiatives and professional enrichment , under the direction of Rabbi Sam Shor, Isralight's Director of Community and Leadership Development.

Rabbi David Aaron, Isralight's Dean and Founder, and Rav Binny Freedman, Isralight's Director have developed a unique curriculum to address and clarify many of the fundamental, challenging, and often confusing issues of Jewish belief. The Avraham Halevi Jerusalem Rabbinic Enrichment Conference provides its participants with innovative and effective ways to communicate these ideas in a compelling and inspiring manner. Fellows will be introduced to many of the fundamental texts that form the basis of Isralight's educational philosophy and approach.

Highlights of the Jerusalem Summer Conference will include:

  • Think tank sessions to network and share ideas with colleagues
  • Discussing solutions to many of the challenging issues that contemporary Jewish leaders must address
  • Opportunities to study and explore many of the essential writings and teachings of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohain Kook zt'l, and Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik zt'l
  • Experiencing the unique Isralight story-walks and seminars in Jerusalem 's Old City , that have captured the imagination of thousands from all over the world.

This summer we will bring together an outstanding group of participants representing both established as well as up-and-coming rabbinic talent from all facets of the rabbinate - pulpit, education, and communal leadership.

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Summer 2009 Rabbinic Internship at Isralight

The Isralight Institute in the Old City

June 22 - July 2, 2009

Isralight Summer Rabbinic Internships will offer a hand-picked group of rabbinical students an opportunity to study, explore, and hone their skills at the Isralight Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem. Select interns may be offered continued internships and additional on-going field work at Isralight programs in North America upon their return to North America .

 

Rabbi David Aaron , Isralight's Founder and Dean, and Rav Binny Freedman , Isralight's Director, have developed a unique methodology to address and clarify many of the fundamental, challenging, and often confusing issues of Jewish belief. The Isralight Summer Rabbinic Internships will train future rabbinic leaders in innovative and effective ways to communicate these ideas in a compelling and inspiring manner. Additionally, it will expose participants to many of the fundamental texts that form the basis of Isralight's all-embracing educational philosophy and approach.

 

Program Highlights will include:  

  • Interns will engage in guided think-tank sessions addressing challenging issues that contemporary Jewish leaders must face.

  • Seminars will enhance skill in communication, oration, and informal counseling, honing participants' talents and abilities. Participants will have ample opportunities for practical hands-on informal hadracha (counseling and teaching) with Jewish adults from diverse backgrounds at the Isralight Institute program, and will receive constructive analysis and feedback.

  • Interns will explore many of the essential writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and other giants of Jewish thought under the tutelage of Isralight teachers.  
  • Participants will be provided with unique trips and tours in Israel , demonstrating the Jewish homeland's viability to be a vibrant classroom without walls.

Includes full subsidies for housing and meals

 

For more information or to apply to the Isralight Summer Rabbinic Internships program, please submit your resume together with cover letter to Rabbi Sam Shor, Isralight's Director of Community and Leadership Development via email sam@isralight .org or fax to 212-594-4808 . Only applicants who submit both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

 

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Torah Insights from Isralight's Rabbinic Enrichment Fellows

Bo 5767/2007 by Rabbi Moshe Rothchild

Vayakhel 5767/2006 by Rabbi Avi Heller

Ki Tisah 5766/2005 by Rabbi Ira Ebbin

Vayishlach 5766/2005 by Rabbi Elie Wienstock

 

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