INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COURSES

 

To fulfill Mussar’s purpose, ideas are not very effective tools. Once the path is defined, the rest of the climb happens by means of a variety of experiential practices: meditation, visualization, journaling, and chanting.

 - Alan Morinis

Kedusha latest (3)

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Open to: All

Modality: Independent Study

Modules: Recorded webinars, podcasts, readings, practices, optional chevruta study

Runs: 6/21/2020 - 8/16/2020

Mussar Practice FF

Level: Intermediate

Open to: All

Modality: Independent Study

Modules: Recorded webinars, podcasts, readings, practices

Runs: 6/21/2020 - 8/16/2020

Chaburah (2)

Level: Intermediate

Open to: Chaverim Only

Modality: Live Web Meetings

Modules: Live va'ad, readings, practices, chevruta study

Opens: 6/21/2020

MUSSAR IN ACTION (4)

Level: Advanced

Open to: Chaverim Only

Modality: Live Web Meetings

Modules: Va'ad and chevruta study, text & practices community service project

Runs: 6/21/2020

Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Untitled (2)

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Open to: Chaverim Only

Modality: Lessons are emailed at the first of each month

Modules: Readings, practices, recorded chants

Opens: Ongoing enrollment

Widen Latest (2)

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Open to: All

Modality: Live Web Meetings

Modules: Live and recorded webinars, readings, practices, optional chevruta study

Runs: 10/18/2020 - 4/18/2021

PATH OF THE SOUL (3)

Level: Advanced

Modality: Live Web Meetings

Modules: Va'ad and chevruta study, text & practices

Open: 6/21/2020

MESSILAT YESHARIM (7)

Level: Advanced

Modality: Independent Study

Modules: Optional chevruta study, text & practices

Open: 6/21/2020

Mussar emerges as unique area of study in 10th century
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto writes Path of the Just in 1740 to develop Mussar into a path of practice
Mussar Movement begins in Lithuania in 19th century led by Rabbi Yisrael Salanter
Mussar Movement nearly disappears in the mid-20th century, in the aftermath of the Holocaust

INTERESTED IN BRINGING MUSSAR TO YOUR COMMUNITY? WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR YOU TO LICENSE.

MUSSAR PROGRAMS FOR MY LOCAL COMMUNITY (1)

 

For Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, and Orthodox Congregations

TMI-Certified Facilitators also lead our programs at other Jewish organizations: Jewish Federations, JCC's and more.

WE OFFER CUSTOMIZED CONGREGATIONAL PROGRAMS 

Take your group through a Mussar course based on Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis.  At the end of the program, continue with the intermediate-level program.

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IN THE WORDS OF MUSSAR TEACHERS

The luxuries we indulge in eventually come to seem to be necessities as if we could not live without them. 
RABBI YISRAEL SALANTER (1810–1883)
People search relentlessly for a city of happiness, not realizing that it can only be found in a state of mind.
RABBI AVRAHAM PAM (1913–2001)
 
Modesty at a wedding means rejoicing fully in the singing, dancing, and feasting while inwardly striving to direct all of those activities for the happiness of the wedding couple, not for oneself.
– RABBI NOSSON TZVI FINKEL, THE ALTER OF SLABODKA (1849–1927)