A: Your LHREI Fellowship will run from July 2008 to May 2010 and will include two summer institutes and two years of virtual beit midrash.
A: During the summer institutes, the faculty will include leaders in the fields of nonprofit management and leadership development from institutions around the country. Integral to the program, though is the presence of mentor rabbis (seasoned congregational rabbis) who will add their expertise to each session.
A: No. At JTS we believe two elements are essential for successful continuing rabbinic education.
A: Rabbis who are accepted as LHREI Fellows are fully sponsored (including all travel, lodging, materials, and seminars). The only cost that rabbis will be asked to assume is for inexpensive equipment to engage in the virtual beit midrash. Support for the Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Enrichment Initiative has been generously provided by the Legacy Heritage Fund Limited.
A: A panel composed of a JTS faculty member, a Rabbinical Assembly representative, a lay leader, and the director of LHREI will convene to screen the candidates and make recommendations to the chancellor for invitation.
A: Rabbi Marc Wolf who has been directing the Rabbinic Training Institute for the past six years will be directing the Legacy Heritage Rabbinic Enrichment Initiative. He can be reached by phone at (212) 678-8933 or by email.