Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc.

aka JSLI   |   Baltimore, MD   |  www.jsli.org

Mission

JSL is a national educational organization working to revitalize spiritual and moral education. We train teachers, parents and others in the "Art of Amazement" pedagogy and young adults in the basics of spiritual literacy, and empower them via innovative media and programs.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Mr. Alexander Seinfeld

Main address

3700 Menlo Dr

Baltimore, MD 21215 USA

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EIN

73-1685391

NTEE code info

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Jewish (X30)

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J•IDEA: The Jewish Spirituality Network

A training and resource site for educators of Jewish wisdom and spirituality.

Population(s) Served

Creating innovative books, including: The Art of Amazement, The Art of Kavana, The Art of Amazement Haggada, The Jewish Teacher's Planner, Torah Health and Fitness (forthcoming).

Population(s) Served

Amazing Nature for Teachers is an engagement tool for classrooms and summer camps.

Teachers receive a collection of stunning, surprising, incredible, awesome, amazing nature photos to engage their students. Photos are optimized for projectors or printing and each image includes a carefully-researched, engaging teacher's script.

There are two versions of the program - Amazing Nature is for secular groups and includes trigger questions for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts. Ma Rabu is for Jewish groups and includes connections to Jewish beliefs and practices.

Population(s) Served

Love Your Neighbor organizes and trains families to visit assisted living facilities and provide companionship and ritual.

Population(s) Served

Jewish Teachers Institute trains and supports General Studies teachers in ten areas:

✔ The art of classroom management
✔ The science of lesson planning
✔ Student assessment
✔ Parent engagement
✔ Experiential and differentiated learning
✔ Effective use of technologies and visual materials
✔ Content-training in Math, Science, English, History
✔ Navigating secular curricula in a Torah school
✔ Professional mentoring throughout the year
✔ Confidence-building

Population(s) Served

Torah Health and Fitness (THAF) is an educational program on the Torah perspective on the body, health, food and exercise. Its curriculum consists of 52 nuggets of Torah wisdom covering 2,000 years,, supplemented with evidence-based medical knowledge, organized, translated and explained in order to enable a layperson to study or lead a group in studying, internalizing and living closer to the Torah’s ideal in terms of how we treat our bodies. Since most people struggle to change habits on their own, THAF is organizing and promoting groups in Jewish communities around the world to study the materials weekly and to give each other chizuk toward changing habits.

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Jewish Spiritual Literacy, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/06/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization