The Davennen' Leadership Training Institute offers a unique learning experience to help those who lead worship and other communal events in a Jewish context to deepen the quality of communal prayer so that it activates the body, touches the heart, engages the mind and nourishes genuine spiritual growth and insight.
Employing the participatory approach of an intensive master class, this program coaches participants in the high art of leadership of public ritual and prayer.
DLTI has trained nearly 300 participants from every denomination, professional and lay role and is now open for enrollment for its 7th Institute
The training is a 2-year program consisting of four five-day retreats. The retreat participants become a living and learning fellowship – deeply engaged in the practice and process of communal prayer and ritual. Throughout each retreat the group joins with core faculty and master-teachers in ongoing davvenen', text study, group discussions and coaching.
THE DLTI 7
is now running!
• Week 1: July 30 - August 5, 2012
• Week 2: February 13 –18/2013 ( Wed eve-Monday noon over Presidents Weekend)
• Week 3:July 22– 28, 2013
• Week 4: February 12 – 17, 2014 (Wed eve-Monday noon over Presidents Weekend)
Interested in DLTI 8? Our next 4-week/2 year training will begin in July 2014
Feel free to write to us!
Our Training Retreats are held at: Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
as part of the Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality,
EC /IF is a living laboratory for the development and renewal of contemporary Jewish spiritual life, located only two hours from New York City and three hours from Boston. Isabella Freedman is a Berkshire retreat destination that provides glatt kosher dining, country lodging, miles of hiking trails and an organic farm.
116 Johnson Road, Falls Village, CT 06031
More information about EC /IF and registration for DLTI is at:
Prayer can be electric and alive!
Prayer can touch the soul, burst forth a creative celebration of the spirit, and open deep wells of gratitude, longing and praise.
Prayer can connect us to our Living Source and to each other, enfolding us in love and praise, wonder and gratitude, awe and thankfulness.
Jewish prayer in its essence is soul dialogue and calls us into relationship within and beyond.
We intuitively know when group prayer is working. Through the power of ancient and modern words and melodies, we venture into realms of deep emotion and find longing, sorrow, hope, wholeness, connection and peace. When guided by skilled leaders of prayer and ritual, our complacency is challenged, we can break through outworn assumptions about God and ourselves, and emerge refreshed and inspired to meet the challenges our lives offer. As rabbis, educators and prayer leaders, we aspire towards meaningful prayer and ritual.
How does one learn to create transformational spiritual experiences that will vitalize our congregations and havurot? Come learn with us!
Read the The Jewish Daily Forward Special Feature on DLTI!
Read the special feature on DLTI in The Jewish Independent