Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.

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    • Level: Intermediate to Advanced
    • Delivery: Local Courses or Distance Learning Live Web Meetings.
    • Learning Methods: Independent Study & Practice, Chevruta, Va’ad
    • Duration: 12 months

The Chaburah program is for intermediate to advanced-level students who have taken previous courses with The Mussar Institute and are ready to build awareness of middot with a negative valence. This focus is appropriate as awareness and practice will build a bridge to the “positive.” Students cultivate a sharpened awareness of the play of inner traits in life which provides both the opportunity and strength to exercise choice.  They report that they, their relationships and the context of their lives change and transform. For this reason, it is important to have a foundational understanding of many middot before embarking on this course.

The Chaburah program focuses on one middah per month.

    1. Anger
    2. Impatience
    3. Stinginess
    4. Ingratitude
    5. Worry
    6. Envy
    7. Laziness
    8. Judgment
    9. Falsehood
    10. Arrogance
    11. Stubbornness
    12. Sorrow




Local groups can start any time, as determined by TMI and the facilitator. We require 2-3 weeks advance notice of a new group. The course cycle is 52 weeks.


$480 per person for the year-long program.


Please complete the registration form found at the link at the bottom of this page. Questions, please email

Local Course Payment

Please check with your facilitator before paying for this LOCAL course. Your facilitator will tell you which option is being used by your group:

• Pay directly to the institution sponsoring your Local group.
• Pay by PayPal/Credit Card at this site.

Our distance courses are offered via video conference over Zoom (Mac and PC compatible). Reliable, high-speed Internet connection, a current and valid email account, and computer video camera and microphone are required to participate. Some courses are scheduled based on participant availability; details are provided once you register.