About us

The Mussar Institute stands as the foremost institution for Mussar education, providing transformative teachings to a diverse global community. 

With a thriving online platform, that has welcomed thousands of students from across the world, spanning all ages and religious affiliations. Embracing the universal principles of Mussar, it fosters personal growth, ethical development, and spiritual insight, making its teachings accessible and relevant to people of all backgrounds and beliefs.



At the heart of The Mussar Institute's vision is a profound commitment to guiding individuals on a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment.

Our vision envisions a world where every person has the tools and wisdom to cultivate their inner virtues, leading to a more compassionate, purposeful, and connected existence.

Through the teachings of Mussar, we strive to inspire individuals to unlock their fullest potential, fostering a global community dedicated to ethical living and profound personal growth.

Join us in embracing a vision of a harmonious world, one where the pursuit of inner virtues paves the way for a brighter and more compassionate future.


At The Mussar Institute, our purpose is clear and resolute: to empower individuals in their pursuit of ethical living and personal transformation.

Rooted in the age-old teachings of Mussar, our purpose is to provide a guiding light for those seeking to deepen their understanding of virtues and values.

We aim to create a supportive community that fosters self-awareness, resilience, and compassion.

By offering accessible and transformative Mussar teachings, workshops, and resources, our purpose is to equip individuals with the tools they need to navigate life's challenges, cultivate positive character traits, and contribute meaningfully to the world.

Join us on this purposeful journey toward a more enlightened and interconnected world.




At The Mussar Institute, our vision, purpose, and values serve as guiding principles, inspiring our community to engage deeply with Mussar, and fostering a world filled with greater connection, meaning, and personal growth.


Building Lives, Building Character: Our Foundation


  • Openness to Learning: At TMI, we live by a dedication to Mussar learning and practice, seizing the opportunity to glean insights from everyone and every experience.


  • Personal Growth: We are committed to a journey of personal growth, continually striving to become our best selves for the betterment of ourselves, others, and the Divine.


  • Inclusivity and Respect: We hold deep respect for diverse individuals and opinions, expressing ourselves with unwavering respect, openness, and integrity.


  • Cultivating Connection: Our community thrives on a culture of warmth, connection, and openness, creating a safe space for everyone to learn and grow.


  • Seeking Truth through Jewish Wisdom: Our pursuit of understanding is guided by the timeless wisdom of Judaism, challenging ourselves to uncover truth through this profound lens.


Building Bridges: Our Core Commitments to Inclusion and Innovation


  • Inclusivity and Belonging: We strive to honor all individuals, purposefully nurturing a sense of belonging within the ever-expanding community of Mussar learners.


  • Innovation and Outreach: Our goal is to be boldly innovative, curious, and open to new ideas, enabling us to effectively introduce Mussar to diverse audiences.


  • Stewardship and Accountability: We aim to be responsible stewards of the Mussar tradition, ensuring TMI's sustainability through transparent strategic goals, processes, and accountability standards. We acknowledge and learn from our mistakes.


  • Attentive Listening and Humility: We seek to embody the principles of active listening, non-judgment, and humility in our interactions with others, cultivating an atmosphere of understanding and growth.

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