Dates, Registration, and Referrals

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 1 for the 2021-22 COHORT!!!

Tuition for a year of JTLI is $500. Click here to register!

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Dates and tentative topics for the JTLI 2021-22 Session

While the following information is subject to change if necessary, at the moment all sessions are from 7 pm to 8 pm. The location of each session, either virtual or in-person at Kol Shalom in Rockville, will be noted on this page and communicated with JTLI students and families.  

All the dates are on Tuesdays. 

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

Year 1 Dates and Topics:

Oct 5 What is Jewish leadership, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf and Emma Fensterheim
Oct 19 Sitting with Adversaries, with Ambassador Dennis Ross of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Nov 2 Exploring American Racism with Yolanda Savage-Narva of the Religious Action Center
Nov 16 Leadership lessons of Queer Torah with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Nov 30 Leadership that pushes boundaries with Ethan Felson of A Wider Bridge
Dec 14 Exploring models of Leadership, with Emma Fensterheim
Jan 4 Jewish models of Leadership, with Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of the Rabbinical Assembly and the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
Jan 18 Politics and a Polarized Society, with Congressman Jamie Raskin
Feb 1 Judaism and Politics, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Feb 13 (Sunday) 
Overcoming Difference, with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Noor A’wad
Mar 1 Who is our Enemy? with Rabbi Marc Israel of Tikvat Israel 
Mar 15 The Power of Intellectual Leadership with Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times
Mar 29
The Present and Future of our Jewish Community, with  Gil Preuss, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Apr 12 Jewish Community Leadership
Apr 26 Community Organizing with Laura Wallace, JUFJ
May 10 Closing Ceremony: Year 1 final discussion & Year 2 Graduation!


Year 2 Dates and Topics:

Oct 5 Opening Session; Vision Planning & Goal Setting, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf and Emma Fensterheim
Nov 9  Sacred Time, Sacred Leadership: Time Management & Organization

Leader spotlight: Kimberly Vasquez 

Dec 7  Leading with Soul: Self Care & Positive Mental Health, with Lauren Rubenstein
Jan 11  Spread the Word: Digital Literacy for Leaders

Leader spotlight: Hallie Schiff

Feb 8  Overcoming Obstacles: Problem-solving & constructive feedback
Mar 8  Working Together, Gaining Followers: Campus Leadership

Leader spotlight: Phebe Grosser

Apr 12  Finding and Sharing our Voice: Public Speaking
May 10  Closing Ceremony & Presentations! 

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