New 18-Month Training
Begins October 2023

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is thrilled to announce Kol Dodi: Jewish Spiritual Director Training, a new program that will prepare participants to serve as spiritual directors. Kol Dodi translates from the Hebrew as “voice of my beloved.” Participants in this program will learn to accompany others on their spiritual journeys in one-on-one or group settings. The program is directed by Rabbi Myriam Klotz, IJS Senior Core Faculty, and taught by Rabbi Klotz and Karen Erlichman, DMin, LCSW, IJS Program Faculty; faculty mentors and supervisors; and guest teachers. 

The program will be limited to 30 people. Participants must apply and acceptance is not guaranteed.

Kol Dodi will run for 18 months, beginning with an in-person retreat from Sunday, October 22 through Thursday, October 26, 2023, held at the beautiful Trinity Retreat Center in Cornwall, CT. The program will include one other in-person retreat and an online retreat.

A full description of Kol Dodi and an application will be posted by mid-January 2023. Please note that applicants must have at least 6 months of experience receiving Spiritual Direction by the time the program begins in October 2023.

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If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Rabbi Myriam Klotz, IJS Senior Core Faculty and Kol Dodi Program Director, at