To meet your needs as you bring Mussar into your congregation, The Mussar Institute offers multiple programs for congregations and pathways for facilitators to receive training and support.
Mussar study continues to expand around the world. At this time, there are hundreds of active va’adim in synagogues and Jewish organizations engaged in the study of Mussar. Mussar has been incorporated into the curriculum at Jewish day schools such as the Gann Academy and courses are offered in rabbinical schools such as the Academy for Jewish Religion (California), Hebrew Union College, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Mussar has been described as “an emerging and growing phenomenon” within Reform Judaism, and leaders of Conservative Judaism have debated whether Mussar should stand at the center of its approach. The Orthodox Jewish community is where Mussar began, and today it tends to view Mussar as inseparable from its own beliefs and practices.
We welcome your questions and participation.
Facilitator Training, Networking, and Support
Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Facilitation. Special rabbinic cohorts are always being formed.
Programs and Curricula Serving All Ages: Young Children, Teens, Millenials, Adults
Specific congregational programs based on the book, “Every Day Holiness” by Alan Morinis: Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Programfor Reform Congregations, Path of the Mensch: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living for Conservative Congregations, You Shall Be Holy: A Community Mussar Program for Reconstructionist Congregations
Courses for continuing groups or va’adim: Inner Ladder: Continuing Mussar Steps
Curricula for educators of young children: Mussar for Children: Jewish Values for Everyday Living
Curricula for teens: Challenges and Choices for Teens: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can assist you with bringing this program to your congregation.
Curricula for millennials: Toolbox for Millenials: Please contact email@example.com so we can assist you with bringing this program to your congregation.