The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute JLI has been created in the tradition of teachers establishing bonds with students pursuing intellectual and spiritual growth in their adult years. JLI courses are designed for students ranging from first-time learners to those with years of prior study. The Institute follows a powerful path of discovery and depth, touching the Jewish souls of its learners. Participants in JLI courses share an experience of such magnitude that many form lasting ties of close friendship and community. The Rohr JLI is the largest institute of adult learning of its kind, teaching in over cities around the world. Its professionally conceived courses are taught through interactive dialogue accompanied by dynamic textbooks and dramatic audio-visual presentations. A JLI teacher leads students toward fresh thinking about the world.
Summer vacation programs are project-based with a mix of ages sewing individual projects at their own pace and skill level. We use a project-based teaching method. Students progress through our difficulty levels at their own pace. Some may progress quickly through the levels while others may need to spend more time practicing core skills! Typically beginner projects are completed in two hours or less.
Many were the first in their family to receive a high-school diploma. The Technical High School graduated 60 people in , most with advanced technical degrees. Co-founded by Dr. Rosa Elena Bello and Margaret M.