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The Mussar Institute



The Mussar Institute (TMI) advances the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. The Mussar Institute inspires individuals, organizations, and communities around the world to align heart and mind with the highest ideals of the Jewish tradition. Founded by Dr. Alan Morinis, in 2004, The Mussar Institute Society USA  is incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Oregon, United States of America, and is registered as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.



Board of Directors

Pam Rollins: President
Karen Cheniae: Treasurer
Cyndee Levy: Secretary

Sandra Garrett: Executive Committee, Immediate Past President

Roann Altman
Daniel Beaupain
Matthew Blumberg
Sandy Diamond
George Gabanyi
Steven Goldberg
Susan Schwartz Goldberg
Sandy Greenstein
Robert Mass
Marcia Nichols
Bonnie Pastor
Irv Robinson


Professional Leadership

Alan Morinis: Founder
Steven Kraus: Executive Director
Avi Fertig: Director of Mussar
Jeffrey Agron: Director of Operations
Ruth Schapira: Director of Leadership and Training
Judith Zaruches: Director of Community Engagement

Regional Contacts

Daniel Beaupain: Europe
Avi Fertig: Israel
George Gabanyi: South America


For more information or if you have questions, please email


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7605 Old York Rd., Suite 108 | Melrose Park, PA 19027 USA | Phone: 215.635.7300 x192


6545 SW 133 Drive | Pinecrest, FL 33156 USA | Phone: 305.610.7260 |


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