Letter of Instruction (LOI) for The Aleph Institute’s Military Shabbaton (Sabbath Retreat) and Training Course, 9 – 13 Jan 2013
To: All Military Chaplains, VA Chaplains, Lay Leaders and all Jewish Membersof the Armed Forces
From: Rabbi Sanford L. Dresin, Director of Military Programs, The Aleph Institute
Cell: 302-494-7080 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is the LOI for the annual Aleph Institute (A DoD recognized Military Chaplain Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agency) Jewish Military Training Course and Shabbat (Sabbath)
Retreat: This event is geared to chaplains and lay leaders, however, all Jewish military personnel are invited to attend and would benefit from participation.
Location: The Shul at the Aleph Institute - 9540 Collins Ave. Surfside (Miami) FL 33154
Airports: Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Arrival and Departure Times: Plan to arrive NLT Wednesday evening 9 Jan 2013.Sessions will begin promptly on Thursday 10 Jan at 0800 hrs.The program concludes Sunday 13 Jan at 1200 hrs.
Theme: “BEING A SUCCESFUL MILITARY JEWISH CHAPLAIN/LEADER IN A DIVERSE MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT”
Feess: Registration: $180 Registration reimbursement is authorized in accordance with the Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR)Orders should indicate that this is a reimbursable fee.
Funding: Active, Guard, Reserve, VA Chaplains and Lay Leaders should submitrequests for fully funded orders (TDY, TAD, ADSW, ADT, FTTD, IDT orAT) to their command. If you request funding from your command in atimely manner and are denied, you are instructed to contact Rochel Katz,e-mail: email@example.com or phone 305-864-5553. Financial assistance will be determined on a case by cases basis and is in shortsupply.
1) Aleph conducts chaplain professional development courses in support of and inconcurrence with Chief of Chaplains guidelines.
2) These courses will be announced through the major subordinate commands of the Military Departments.
3) This memorandum will serve as your LOI.
4) Regular attendance at training courses as outlined in this memorandum is a requirement for maintaining Chaplain Endorsement and Lay Leader Approval.
Submission: Submit this LOI (upon its completion) with your request for orders.
Uniform: The uniform for all military participants will be Class A or its equivalent for Shabbat, ACU/BDU’s or similar service uniforms for all classes. Civilian dress on Shabbat is military “informal”, and “casual” at other times.
Application: Please complete the application below and submit it ASAP by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or via FAX to: 305-864-5675 Attn: Rochel. Upon receipt of funded orders, Rochel Katz should be immediately notified.
ALEPH TRAINING COURSE AND SHABBATON 9-13 JANUARY 2013 APPLICATION: