Shabbat service

Shabbat service
Para Graduate leading Indonesian Shabbat service

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Why Para rabbi?

Why Para Rabbi?
The Jewish community worldwide is in desperate need of educated lay leaders who need additional training to lead small Jewish communities in worship and life cycle events where no Rabbi is available, or to assist rabbis who need educated laypeople. The few other Para rabbi programs available are very brief in duration, and teach extremely limited skills. Our program fills in the gap between what you know and the basic skills needed to function as a lay spiritual leader of a community. We can design the curriculum to fill in the gaps and give you a certification of para rabbi upon your successful completion of the curriculum. Our graduates are leading small communities and some serving as chaplains. Some have gone on to receive smicha/ Rabbinic ordination

Our course costs just $495 plus $75 for books.   We  recommend additional books. You can pay with donation paypal button if you wish

These are the topics generally taught.

1. Conduct a Jewish funeral
2. Conduct a hospital visit
3. Prepare and deliver a d’var Torah
4. Conduct a Shiva minyan
5. Conduct an unveiling
6. Lead a Passover seder
7. Conduct a baby naming and co-officiate with Mohel at a Brit Milah
8. Lead Birkat Hamazone
9. Make Kiddush for Shabbat meals
10. Lead Havdalah
11. Prepare lead and a Torah study
12. Have an aliyah to the Torah
13. Organize and lead Havurot
14. Preside at a Mezuzah affixing ceremony
15. Know bracha for putting on a Tallit
16. Know traditional Jewish songs
17. Know blessings and basic prayer melodies
18. Know how to lay T’fillin
19. Complete 100 Question test of Jewish knowledge
22. Lead Kabbalat and Erev Shabbat services
23. Fluent Hebrew reading ability
24. Knowledge Basic tunes for Torah and haftarah chanting
25. Lead Shabbat morning services
26. Know basic ashkenazic melody for shabbat mincha



             Para Rabbi Training /Jewish Spiritual Leadership

more details at www.pararabbitraning.blogpsot.com
Para-Rabbinic Program




Overview and Mission
The Para-Rabbinic program is designed to teach lay leaders a variety of skills to help them support communal worship, life-cycle events and educational opportunities. Participants in our program may use these skills in various ways—by serving a congregation that has no clergy; by working in an assisted living facility or adult community; or by assisting their congregational clergy. As you know, there is no officially recognized Para Rabbi title in the Jewish community. This program is to teach skills to help you to lead and in some communities has added stature to the lay leader. 




Prerequisite Knowledge

Students must demonstrate a good Jewish knowledge base. Ability to read Hebrew is necessary to complete the program.



Rabbinical Supervision
You will have regular access to our program rabbis to help you with various questions that arise in connection with Para-rabbinic training.



The Role of the Para-rabbi

Para-rabbis are trained to conduct life cycle events including funerals, unveilings  baby namings, weddings conduct Shabbat morning minyans, assist in Shiva minyans, conduct Torah study, conduct services at nursing homes and assisted living centers in the community and much more. Others may do more in their communities because their synagogues either lack a full-time rabbi or have part-time student rabbis.



Other Resources

You will have ready access to approximately 400 videos for quick background on subjects important for the training. Other course materials will be mailed to the student.





Curriculum

Successful completion of the Para-rabbinic program requires demonstrated competency in the following:

1. Conduct a Jewish funeral

2. Conduct a hospital visit

3. Prepare and deliver a d’var Torah

4. Conduct a Shiva minyan

5. Conduct an unveiling

6. Lead a Passover seder

7. Conduct a baby naming and co-officiate with Mohel at a Brit Milah

8. Lead Birkat Hamazone

9. Make Kiddush for Shabbat meals

10. Lead Havdalah

11. Prepare lead and a Torah study

12. Have an aliyah to the Torah

13. Organize and lead Havurot

14. Preside at a Mezuzah affixing ceremony

15. Know bracha for putting on a Tallit

16. Know traditional Jewish songs

17. Know blessings and basic prayer melodies

18. Know how to lay T’fillin

19. Complete 100 Question test of Jewish knowledge

20. Lead Shaharit daily services

21. Lead minha daily servics

22. Lead Maariv daily services

23. Lead Kabbalat and Erev Shabbat services

24. Fluent Hebrew reading ability

25. Knowledge Basic tunes for Torah and haftarah chanting



Optional

Lead Shabbat worship services

Chant Yom Tov Kiddush

Chant Hallel

Song leadership of traditional Jewish songs













Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Program

PARA RABBI PROGRAM
Overview and Mission





This program is designed to train lay leaders to serve as assistants to rabbis or assist communities lacking sufficient rabbinical coverage, to help them support the spiritual life of their congregations and communities.
The Para-Rabbinic program is designed to teach lay leaders a variety of skills to help them support communal worship, life-cycle events and educational opportunities. Participants in our program may use these skills in various ways—by serving a congregation that has no clergy; by working in an assisted living facility or adult community; or by assisting their congregational clergy.


Prerequisite Knowledge

Students must demonstrate a minimum Jewish knowledge base equivalent to that provided by our Online Jewish Academy Introduction to Judaism program. Ability to read Hebrew proficiently is required.

The Role of the Para-rabbi

Para-rabbis are trained to conduct life cycle events including funerals, unveilings and baby namings, but are not qualified to do weddings or conversions. Para-rabbis are qualified to conduct Shabbat morning minyans, assist in Shiva minyans, conduct Torah study, and conduct services at nursing homes and assisted living centers in the community. Others may do more in their communities because their synagogues either lack a full-time rabbi or have part-time student rabbis.




CERTIFICATION
The goal of this program is to teach necessary skills required by Jewish Community. A certificate that the student has acquired the skills listed below will be issued.

Length
The program is self-paced. Take as long as you wish
Tools of Instruction
We  have developed a unique set of over 550 videos, dvds, cds. These along with a digital siddur, printed Rabbis Manual and other digital materials will be used and other books we suggest.