Judith Edelstein Va’ad and chevruta meetings Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. ET June 25 – September 17, 2020 Rabbi Edelstein is a post-denominational teacher, spiritual leader, counselor, and writer who has worked in synagogues, long-term care facilities, and Jewish organizations. As she developed her personal Mussar curriculum, she noted, “The practice of highlighting different middot enabled me to see my own areas…

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Chaverim-Only Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar Have you struggled with ancient, classical Mussar texts and wished you had some real guidance for making the study relevant to your life? Have you been longing for a new advanced Mussar experience? You now have the opportunity to study the classical Mussar text, Messilat Yesharim / Path of The Just,…

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Path of the Soul is an advanced-level Mussar course that is available to Chaverim who have completed A Season of Mussar II or Everyday Holiness plus Mussar in Action. How do you recognize and follow the path of your soul? Only by answering these questions—not in theory, but in the flesh of your life—can you discover and follow the track that leads…

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Level: Intermediate to Advanced Delivery: Live Web Meetings (Some Local Courses) Learning Methods: Independent Study & Practice, Chevruta, Va’ad Prerequisites: Season of Mussar I or II or Everyday Holiness Duration: 12 months Chaburah is an intermediate to advanced-level course that is open to TMI Chaverim who have completed previous courses with The Mussar Institute and are ready to build…

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Mussar for Children integrates Jewish values with classroom and family activities, directed discussions, and more. This program is easily incorporated into school programs pairing the middot with Jewish holidays and festivals. Mussar for Children uses an inquiry-based approach in which cooperative, child-initiated learning promotes the children’s spiritual and ethical development. The program provides a starting point for creating awareness and…

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PRACTICE IN CONSCIOUS LIVING Mussar In Action supports you in answering the question: How can one sustain learning and put into practice what is learned? Rabbi Yisrael Salanter saw this challenge and spoke of it in the 19th century, as did Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto in the 18th. Both goals are reached through practice. CONTENT,…

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Meet, learn, and grow with fellow Mussar facilitators. TMI FACILITATORS NETWORKoffers regular learning opportunities to advance your skills in va’ad leadership and deepen your connection with other facilitators. Benefits LIFE Sessions: interactive webinars from Mussar teachers to help you enhance your facilitation skills Mentorship: personal guidance from experienced facilitators Facilitators Va’ad: a special facilitators-only small group Mussar study…

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Inner Ladder: Continuing Mussar Steps is the continuation program for those who have completed either Seeking Everyday Holiness, Path of the Mensch, You Shall Be Holy, or Gates of Everyday Holiness. Groups continue to study as a va’ad and in chevruta, with a focus on six middot: generosity, enthusiasm, silence, compassion, lovingkindness, and gratitude. Each middah unit offers lesson outlines for the group facilitator following…

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Path of the Mensch has been customized for Conservative Congregations. The Jewish tradition of Mussar offers the Jewish world a deep and rich experience of spirituality. In this introductory program, participants are brought into a deep exploration of the nine most important soul-traits or middot. The text, which every participant receives, is the inspiring book, Everyday Holiness, by…

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You Shall Be Holy has been customized for Reconstructionist Congregations. The Jewish tradition of Mussar offers the Jewish world a deep and rich experience of spirituality. In this introductory program, participants are brought into a deep exploration of the nine most important soul-traits or middot. The text, which every participant receives, is the inspiring book, Everyday Holiness, by…

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