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


Summer Term runs June 21–September 29 with some starting earlier. Register early to guarantee your spot.

Len Feldman is grateful to have studied both with Alan Morinis and Rabbi Ira Stone, two of the leaders in modern Mussar thought and practice. He hopes to share their insights, and help to spread the message that a simple shift in perspective—putting the other first—can change individuals, relationships and the world. Len is a practicing attorney who is active in pro-Israel politics, serves on the Board of Cornell Hillel, and plans to continue playing competitive softball until his hamstrings give out for good.


DATES: July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Registration closes June 30.)


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 for 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.


DATES: August 4, 11,18, 25 (Registration closes July 28.)

Terri Thornton: Terri is a skilled facilitator with the Mussar Institute.  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.

New dates coming this fall.