DLTI IX Begins in 2016apply now for DLTI IX register for DLTI IX Week One if you’ve been accepted
DLTI has trained nearly 300 participants from every denomination, professional and lay role.
Our ninth cohort begins in 2016.
- Week 1: August 1 – 7, 2016
- Week 2: February 15 – 20, 2017
- Week 3: July 24 – 30, 2017
- Week 4: February 14 – 19, 2018
Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute (DLTI) offers a unique, award–winning 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.
The training is a two–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.
Led by Rabbi Marcia Prager and Rabbi Shawn Zevit
with Hazzan Jack Kessler, Daniel Sheff and Shir Yaakov Feit
Deepening the quality of communal prayer to activate the body, touch the heart, engage the mind, and nurture spiritual growth.
The Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute (DLTI) offers a unique learning experience to help those who lead worship 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 spiritual growth and insight. Employing the participatory approach of an intensive master class, this program coaches you in the high art of leadership of public ritual and prayer.
In this program consisting of four retreats, you become part of a living and learning fellowship – deeply engaged in the process of communal prayer and ritual. Throughout each retreat you join with core faculty and guest master-teachers in ongoing davvenen’, text study, group discussions and coaching.
A recipient of the National Mintz Award for Education, the Davvenen’ Leadership Training Institute is a living-learning experience that will enable participants from all Jewish environments to gain:
- Deep understanding, experience and skill with the evolution, practice and meaning of Jewish prayer.
- Grounding in liturgical sources and the inner structure of services, with special emphasis on Shabbat.
- Advanced skills in the inspirational use of personal presence.
- Practice and experience in creating prayerful environments, working with group energetics, and balancing structure with spontaneity.
- Each session is further enriched by special programs and trainings with DLTI special guest faculty.
This program is designed for both the experienced leader and someone emerging into leadership.
For more information about DLTI, visit dlti.org.
Tuition for DLTI is $2800, spread over the four weeks at $700 per week. This does not include Room & Board for each of the four retreats, prices for which are determined by your choice of housing. All-inclusive rates for each week range from approximately $1100 to $2380, depending on your choice of housing.
Prices on the registration page are ALL-INCLUSIVE, combining the tuition with the room & board rates that you choose.
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If you are participating in DLTI and you miss or cancel one of the week-long retreat sessions, 50% of the program fee ($350) for the missed or cancelled retreat session is still due. Withdrawal is permitted only after the first retreat session.
For the room & board portion of your registration fee, the following cancellation policy applies. Payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee) if you cancel more than 8 days prior to your arrival. If you cancel between 4 and 7 days prior to a retreat for which you have registered, either a non-refundable, non-transferable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue or a 75% refund will be granted. Cancellations made less than 4 days prior to the start of a retreat are eligible for the value of up to 50% of the retreat costs in the form of a non-refundable, non-transferable credit (less a $50 processing fee) which will be held for one year from the date of issue. No credit or refund is available if you cancel within 24 hours of a retreat or on the retreat arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a retreat early for any reason.
We offer financial aid for most of our programs, including DLTI. There is a separate application for each session. The application for a given session can be found on its webpage. Financial aid is awarded on a rolling basis. Applications must be received at least three weeks prior to the start date of the session. Please submit your financial aid application and wait for a response before registering; financial aid cannot be applied retroactively. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at email@example.com or (860) 824-5991 x0.
Camp Teva is for kids ages 5 – 12, and runs simultaneously with your DLTI sessions. Camp Teva combines the best of Teva’s signature Jewish environmental education with all of the opportunities provided by the Adamah Farm to create a distinctive and creative way for kids to have a fun and safe Jewish outdoor, food, and environmental education experience while their parents are participating in DLTI at Isabella Freedman. A transformative experience for the whole family!