INTRODUCTORY AND BEGINNING COURSES

AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE LED BY ALAN, AVI AND ERIC

Level: Introductory

Open to: All

Modules: Live meetings with breakout sessions

Runs: Tuesdays, July 6 - August 3, 2:30-4 p.m. ET

Registration: Open

Tuition: Suggested donation of $36

In this exciting course led by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute, Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar, and Eric Gurvis, Director of Chaverim and Outreach, you will explore the transformative power of ancient Jewish practices involving the mind, heart, body, and soul. In particular, you'll explore three middot or character traits: humility, patience, and equanimity, and you will begin to develop your own personal spiritual curriculum and uncover your path forward.

A COURSE WITH LIVE VA'ADIM

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Level: Beginner

Open to: All

Modules: Groups, podcasts, readings and practices, chevruta study

Starts: April. Various Dates.

Registration: Open

Tuition Per Part: Chaverim: $150, Non-Chaverim  $180

Description: Learn from three revered Mussar teachers: Dr. Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute; Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the first ordained woman Rabbi in the Conservative tradition; and Rabbi Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar at TMI. Each will introduce the main concepts and context for one of the three parts.

Pathway to The Inner Life is a course in three parts, each eight weeks long, and intended to be taken sequentially.

  • Part I: Connecting Self and Soul, introduction by Alan Morinis
  • Part II: Transforming Relationships, introduction by Rabbi Amy Eilberg
  • Part III: Engaging the Divine Presence, introduction by Avi Fertig

A NEW COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS

Level: All levels of Mussar experience

Options: Two - Additional Beit Midrash Webinar Option for Chaverim

Starts: October 7, 2021

Registration: Open

Description: Oasis in Time is a new course written and led by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute. It will help you connect your weekly Shabbat practices with the study of Mussar middot and deepen your experience of both Shabbat and Mussar.

Tuition: Package A: Main Webinars

  • $175 Chaverim
    $219 Non-Chaverim

Tuition: Package B: Main and Beit Midrash Webinars

  • $255  Chaverim Only

AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN JUST FOUR SESSIONS

Level: Introductory

Open to: All

Modules: Readings & independent learning online

Starts: At the top of each month

Registration: Open for individuals

Tuition: $36 Chaverim/$44 non-Chaverim

This 4-session course was developed by Dr. Alan Morinis, founder of The Mussar Institute. Experience the power of Mussar in a small va'ad or group. Read about middot or soul traits and practice traditional Jewish spiritual practices that lead to wisdom and deepened spirituality. No prerequisites. Only English is required.

Mussar is a treasured body of teachings and practices that provides distinctively Jewish answers to the questions we all ask about life. Mussar also guides you in identifying your unique, personal path of spiritual growth and offers practices to assist you on your journey.

During your course, you'll explore the anatomy of the soul, your personal soul curriculum, how to use that curriculum as the basis for personal growth, and how Mussar provides guidance. You’ll explore some of the basic middot, or traits of the soul.

A New Course for Parents of School-Age Children

Registration: Open

Dates and Times: Sundays, 8 - 9:30 p.m. ET

Starts: 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, and 6/6

Duration: 10 weeks with 5 webinars and 5 weeks chevruta study

Open to all

Tuition: $125 per person or $180 per couple

Written and Presented by Rabbi Anthony Knopf and Carly Knopf
Sacred Parenting: Raising Children with Faith, Wisdom, and Character
This course, for parents of children of all ages, and especially those who are of elementary, middle, and high-school age, will help you clarify the goals of your role as a parent and help you align your practices with those goals. You will explore Rabbi Dessler’s concept of nekudat habrechira to frame your approach to the ups and downs of parents.

As you do so, the course will take you to a deeper understanding of key middot as they are understood in Mussar sources, and present practices to nurture these middot in our children.

A COURSE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

Level: Beginner

Open to: All

Modules: Readings and practices

Starts: The first week of any month

Registration: Open

Tuition: 

Chaverim: $200

Non-Chaverim: $240

Based on Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, this comprehensive course includes 15 online lessons and 13 middot.

Spend from one to three weeks in each lesson. You'll find a supplementary reading from classic Mussar textS, links to chants and videos, an optional forum, and more. If you desire, TMI will help you find a chevruta or study partner.

Refunds: prior to your start date 100%, within the first month, 50%.

 

 

A COURSE FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Open to: All

Modules: Recorded webinars, readings, practices

Starts: The first week of any month

Registration: Open

Tuition: 

Chaverim: $136

Non-Chaverim: $156

From TMI Founder, Alan Morinis, Mussar Practice is a unique course that will deepen your understanding and practice of Mussar. Alan leads you through eight audio sessions and three video sessions.  You’ll log your practice sessions, journal using Alan’s prompts, and participate in a moderated discussion board.

You'll learn how to study Mussar texts, the importance of silence, meditation, chanting, kaballot, visualization, and journaling or chesbon ha'nefesh.

MUSSAR STUDENTS IN MOST VA'ADIM
NUMBER OF SESSIONS IN MOST COURSES
NUMBER OF MIDDOT IN EVERYDAY HOLINESS
MINUTES OF MOST WEB MEETINGS