Jtli 2020-21 Dates

Dates and tentative topics for the JTLI 2020-21 Session:

While we are staying in place at home, all sessions will be Zoom webinars starting at 4:30 pm.  However, if and when circumstances change and safe gatherings are again permitted, the sessions will begin at 7 pm and rotate between Kol Shalom in Rockville and Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg.

*All the dates are on Tuesdays

Oct 13


What is Jewish leadership, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Oct 27


Exploring American Racism through the lens of Jewish Leadership

Nov 10


Leadership Lessons from Israel’s past and present

Nov 24


Discussion on Leading in a pluralistic Society with Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal

Dec 8


Jewish Leadership and Identity Politics in America

Dec 15


Discussion on Leadership lessons of Queer Torah with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Jan 12


Jewish Leadership and a divided American political reality

Jan 26


Discussion on the healthy and unhealthy debate by Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal

Feb 9


Confronting the Other: Leadership in the Jewish-Palestinian struggles

Feb 23


Discussion: Who is our Enemy? with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Mar 9


The Power of Intellectual Leadership

Mar 16


Text Study on Jewish Intellectual Leadership with Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal

Apr 6


Leadership Lessons from the Disabilities Rights Movement

Apr 20


Discussion:  Perfectly Imperfect — the Role of Perfection in Jewish Leadership Vision, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

May 4


The Power of Community Organizing and Direct Grassroots Action

May 18


 Closing Discussion:  Where do we go from here?  With Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

*Each session is one hour and that there is a requirement to attend 75%.  All Zoom meetings will be recorded. Please make sure to use your own name in Zoom so we can keep track of your attendance. 



Tuition for all 16 sessions is $500.

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