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


Experience the core meaning and practices of Mussar in a small group web meeting. You will be guided by an experienced Mussar Institute facilitator over a period of 4 weeks via Zoom Video. This conferencing platform allows everyone to be on the screen at the same time. Sessions run between 90 and 120 minutes.

Terri Thornton: Terri is the current TMI coordinator for A Taste of Mussar local groups.  She has studied Mussar for over eight years, having taken most of the online courses through TMI, including Manchim.  She has facilitated Seeking Everyday Holiness, A Season of Mussar I, and Middah a Month at her congregation. She has also facilitated several A Taste of Mussar courses using the Canvas platform and is
excited to facilitate the first of many A Taste of Mussar programs over Zoom!

WEDNESDAYS: 7:00 pm ET, April 10, 17, 24, May 1 (REGISTRATION CLOSES March 31)

Helaine Sheias: Helaine is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Founder of Yinspiration Yoga – a Therapeutic Approach to Yin Yoga. Helaine holds a Ph.D. in Human Sciences and is a graduate of the Socially Engaged Spirituality Program at Saybrook University. Born in Massachusetts, Helaine made Aliyah to Israel in her teens, served in the IDF, and settled in Israel for more than two decades.  She returned to the U.S. in 2007 and has found her place in the Bay Area.  Yoga reopened her passion to spiritual journeying, igniting her curiosity in Mussar and Jewish Learning. She is a graduate of the Yesod training program and looks forward to facilitating TMI Mussar courses, live and online. Mussar has opened her heart, softened her soul, and lifted her spirit. She feels blessed and honored to embrace Mussar as part of her Jewish spiritual journey.

SUNDAYS: 7:30 pm ET, April 28, May 5, 19, 26 (REGISTRATION CLOSES April 18)
MONDAYS: 11:30 am ET, April 29, May 6, 13, 20 (REGISTRATION CLOSES April 19)