Dates & Tuition

Tuition for all 16 sessions is $500.

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.

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.

Oct 13 What is Jewish leadership, with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Oct 27 Exploring American Racism through the lens of Jewish Leadership with Yolanda Savage-Narva 
Nov 10 Leadership Lessons from Israel’s past and present with Ambassador Dennis Ross
Dec 1 Discussion on Leadership lessons of Queer Torah with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Dec 8 Sitting at the table with Adversaries with Jeremy Burton 
Jan 12 Jewish Leadership and a divided American political reality with Congressman Jamie Raskin 
Jan 26 Discussion on the healthy and unhealthy debate by Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal
Feb 9 Confronting the Other: Leadership in the Jewish-Palestinian struggles with Fr. Josh Thomas 
Feb 23 Discussion: Who is our Enemy? with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Mar 9 The Power of Intellectual Leadership with Thomas L. Friedman
Mar 16 Text Study on Jewish Intellectual Leadership with Rabbi Gil Steinlauf
Apr 6 Leadership Lessons from the Disabilities Rights Movement with Judith Heumann 
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 with Jason Kimelman-Block 
May 18 Closing Discussion:  Where do we go from here?  With Rabbi Gil Steinlauf