OMER 5781 (2021) Archive

Each year, on the evening of the second Passover Seder, we begin the traditional counting of “the Omer,” the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot.  We count these 49 days with a free program of Mussar learning and practice. During this time of crisis, our community is coming together in a special way to honor…

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CHALLENGES & CHOICES HISTORY

WHAT WE TEACH and CULTIVATE We address eleven middot (character or soul traits) and explore the nature of the qualities, ways to balance and manage them within ourselves, and ultimately, how to transform to become our “best selves”. The middot our program focuses on are: humility/anavah honor/kavod envy/kinah responsibility/achrayut trust/bitachon gratitude/hakarat ha’tov patience/savlanut lovingkindness/chesed enthusiasm/zeirzut…

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CHALLENGES & CHOICES ORIGINAL SITES

Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, Bergen County, NJ Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, Malvern, PA Beth El Temple Center, Belmont, MA B’nai Israel Galveston, Galveston, TX Camp Alonim, Brandeis, CA Camp Ben Frankel, Carbondale, IL Camp Coleman, Cleveland, GA Camp Eisner, Barrington, MA Camp Havaya, Wyncote, PA Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning, Buffalo,…

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Media Archive

Editor’s Note: This page is under construction. We are grateful for your patience! Alan Morinis Visits Buffalo, NY, 2016 1 Alan Morinis Visits Buffalo, NY, 2016 2 Alan Morinis Visits Buffalo, NY, 2016 3 Alan Morinis Assumes New Role at TMI, 2017 Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis is Named One of the Top Five Books…

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Yashar Archive

Editor’s Note: This page is under construction. We are grateful for your patience! January 2021 – Finding Your Path to Peace, Alan Morinis December 2020 – Peace, Alan Morinis October 2020 – There is a Disturbance in Your Force, Eric Gurvis July 2020 – Reckoning with Racism, David Jaffe March 2020 – Calling on Strengths,…

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Widen Your Tent

Registration is Currently Closed Micha explores the worldview of Rabbi Shimon Shkop, a Mussar Master and leading figure in the world of the Lithuanian Yeshiva a century ago. Rabbi Shkop’s vision of the purpose of Judaism, human life and the nature of holiness speaks to us today. Using Rabbi Micha Berger’s recently published translation and…

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THE WOMEN’S VA’AD

With Rebbetzin Dina Schoonmaker Dates: Starts Tuesday 11/2, 7 – 8:30 p.m. ET. Level: Intermediate Modality: Va’ad and Recordings, Chevruta, Kaballot; 6 sessions Tuition: Chaverim: $300 Non-Chaverim: $360 The gates of the “Women’s Va’ad” are open to our community! The Women’s Va’ad is based on the teachings of Rebbetzin Dina Schoonmaker of Jerusalem and is…

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Everyday Holiness

Level: Beginner Delivery: Independent study Learning Methods: Online Study an Practice and optional Partner (Chevruta) Study (if available) Duration: 15 – 45 Weeks (1-3 weeks per middah)Level: Beginner DESCRIPTION Based on  Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness is a course for personal learning and practice, with individualized guidance and group interaction available through a moderated online forum. This…

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MUSSAR PRACTICE: TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION

A COURSE FROM ALAN MORINIS In this independent study course from Alan Morinis, you 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. If you wish, optional personal coaching…

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Chaverim Members 2020-2021

Susan Ableman, Dallas, TX David Abramson, Brooklyn, NY Jeffrey Agron, Miami, FL Dan Alexander, Charlottesville, VA Roann Altman, Ypsilanti, MI Sammy Alzofon, Lake Worth Beach, FL Jeffrey Amer, Syosset, NY Jean Angus, Richmond, BC Batsheva Appel, Tucson, AZ Ricky Arbron, Aventura, FL Merry Arnold, Chestnut Hill, MA Carole Ash, Lewes, DE Rose Ashford Aptos, CA…

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