INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COURSES

 

LIVE STUDY WITH MUSSAR TEACHERS

A COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Live with Alan Morinis

Starts: December 15

Registration: Open

PART IV: A LECTURE-BASED COURSE FROM AVI FERTIG

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Two years of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Text study and lectures

Starts: Fall

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $240; non-Chaverim: $300

A COURSE FROM RAV NUSSBAUM: An Orthodox point of view

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Some Mussar va'ad-based learning and practice

Format: Six one-hour live lectures with some Q&A. In English. Recordings are available

Starts: December 4

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $118; non-Chaverim: $180

FOR WOMEN

WRITTEN AND DELIVERED BY HELAINE SHEIAS AND NANCY WEISS

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Pre-requisites: One year of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Va’ad, chevruta, and personal study

Starts: Fall

Registration: Closed

Tuition: Chaverim: $150; Non-Chaverim: $180

LED BY R. JUDITH EDELSTEIN BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF REBBETZIN DINA SCHOONMAKER

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Pre-requisites: Some Mussar va'ad-based learning experience

Format: Va’ad, chevruta, and recordings

Starts: Winter

Registration: Opens Soon

Tuition:  Chaverim: $300; non-Chaverim: $360

VA'AD-BASED COURSES

 

A VA'AD-BASED COURSE WITH ROBERT BARRIS

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Va'ad, chevruta, and community service project

Starts: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. ET, 11/2/2022 4/5/2023

Registration: Closed

Tuition: Chaverim: $215; non-Chaverim $240

A COURSE FROM AVI FERTIG

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites:One year of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Recorded lectures, readings, practices

Starts: TBD

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $200; Non-Chaverim: $240

A VA'AD-BASED COURSE IN TWO PARTS

Level: Advanced

Pre-Requisites: Two years of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format: Va'ad, chevruta, readings, and personal study

Starts: Fall

Registration: Opens soon

Tuition: Chaverim: $215 per part. non-Chaverim $240 per part.

A COURSE BASED ON "PATH OF THE JUST "

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Two years of va'ad-based learning with TMI

Format:  Va'ad, chevruta, readings, and personal study

Starts: Fall

Registration: Waiting list open

Tuition: Part I: Chaverim:  $180; non-Chaverim: $216; Part II: Chaverim: $150; non-Chaverim: $180

INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES

A COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of Mussar study

Format: Recorded lectures, readings, practices

Starts: Within 48 hours of registration

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $136; non-Chaverim: $156

A COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of Mussar study

Format: Recorded lectures, readings, and practices

Starts: Within 48 hours of registration

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $136; non-Chaverim: $180

A COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of Mussar study

Format: Recorded lectures, readings, and practices

Starts: Within 48 hours of registration

Registration: Open

A COURSE FROM AVI FERTIG

Level: Intermediate

Pre-requisites: One year of va'ad-based Mussar learning

Format: Recorded lectures, readings, practices

Starts: Within 48 hours of registration

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $200; Non-Chaverim: $240

AN INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE FROM AVI FERTIG

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Two years of Mussar study

Format: Readings and practices

Starts: The first week of every month

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $15 per unit / non-Chaverim $18 per unit

PARTS I, II, AND III ARE AVAILABLE FOR SELF-STUDY.

Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites: Two years of Mussar study

Format: Independent text study and recorded lectures

Starts: Fall

Registration: Open

Tuition: Chaverim: $240; non-Chaverim: $300

 

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)