MESSILAT YESHARIM

Messilat Yesharim is available for independent learning without a va’ad or chevruta. 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…

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PATH OF THE SOUL

Path of the Soul is an advanced-level Mussar course designed for people who have completed at least one year of Mussar study. How do you recognize and follow the path of your soul? Only by answering profound questions—not in theory, but in the flesh of your life—can you discover and follow the track that leads to…

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INNER LADDER

Inner Ladder: Continuing Mussar Steps is the continuation program for those who have completed either Seeking Everyday Holiness 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 a similar format as Seeking Everyday Holiness or Gates…

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PATH OF THE MENSCH

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

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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ELUL LEARNING PROGRAM

ELUL LEARNING FOR ALL – During the month of Elul, which precedes the High Holydays, TMI presents a daily program of introspection and self-analysis, two cardinal aspects of Mussar practice. This season, Rabbi Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar, will bring our community a weekly podcast with a variety of Mussar teachers, and daily lessons and practices…

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OMER 5780 (2020)

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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Seeking Everyday Holiness

SEH was written in partnership between The Mussar Institute and The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). 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, humility, patience, order, equanimity, honor,…

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Congregational Programs

TMI Courses Are Available to Congregations and Organizations Offer a TMI Mussar course led your TMI-certified facilitator who can train with us in as few as six sessions. You’ll receive a perpetual license. Our programs:Seeking Everyday Holiness for Reform CongregationsPath of the Mensch for Conservative CongregationsYou Shall Be Holy for Reconstructionist CongregationsGates of Holiness for Orthodox CongregationsInner…

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Israel 2020

Our group walked the path of Mussar Masters in Israel this year. View their photos. The group joined Avi Fertig and Alan Morinis on the spiritual journey of a lifetime for three experience-filled days and nights in the beautiful Upper Galilee and six days and nights in Jerusalem.

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