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DLTI is a two-year,
four-week training program
in the Art of Public Prayer

The Davennen' 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.

What you will learn....

The DLTI 11 Cohort is entering the home stretch of its 2-year journey, with its closing week in February 2023.


With delisght wd celebrate the 20-year anniversary of DLTI,

We look forward to many more years of sharing this adventure with you!

–– Rabbis Shawn and Marcia, Hazzan Jack, Hazzan Diana and Daniel Sheff 


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DLTI 11 is entering week 4! DLTI 12 coming soon!

DLTI has trained over 600 participants from every denomination, professional and lay role.

We thank everyone who made DLTI the fabulous adventure it has been, and look forward to resuming our retreats when this becomes possible.

We  launched DLTI 11 with two fabulous weeks on Zoom and then went live in-person at Isabella Freedman Retreat Center.

Week 1, Mon Aug 2-Sunday Aug 8, 2021 (on-line through Zoom)

Week 2, Wed Feb 16-Monday Feb 21, 2022 (Pres Day weekend)

Week 3, Mon July 25- Sun July 31, 2022

NOW REGISTERING FOR Week 4, Wed, Feb 15 -Mon, Feb 20, 2023 (Pres Day weekend)

Please click here to register for Week 4, February 15 - 20, 2023 at Isabella Freedman

We will begin after dinner on Feb 15th, and end at lunch time Feb 20th.



COMING SOON!  DLTI 12 weeks will be

Week 1. Mon July 31- Sun Aug 6 (Tisha B’av is July 26-27), 2023

Week 2. Wednesday  Feb 14- Monday (Pres Day) Feb 19, 2024

Week. Mon, July 29- Sun, Aug 4 (Tisha B’av- Aug 12/13), 2024

Week 4. Wednesday Feb 12- Monday (Pres Day) Aug 17, 2025