From Darkness Into The Light

Level: Advanced

Delivery: Live Web Meetings

Learning Methods: Readings and practices, chevruta, Va’ad

Prerequisites: Season of Mussar I and II, or Pathway I-III 

Duration: Two parts of 6 months each

Va'ads: Part I: Helaine Sheias, Mondays, 12:30-2 p.m. ET, 2/6-6/26/2023 (COURSE FILLED)

               Part II: Ken Birenbaum and Mark Edelstein, Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m. ET, 2/13-7/17/2023 (COURSE FILLED)

Tuition: Each Part: Chaverim: $215 non-Chaverim: $240.  Total Tuition $430 Chaverim, $480 non-Chaverim

Registration: Open for Waitlist


A chaburah is an intimate group of spiritual seekers who work together toward their holy goals. 

Chaburah focuses on middot with a negative valence, and builds a bridge to the “positive.” You'll cultivate a sharpened awareness of the play of inner traits, which provides both the opportunity and strength to exercise choice. The course focuses on one middah per month: anger, impatience, stinginess, ingratitude, worry, envy, laziness, judgment, falsehood, arrogance, stubbornness, and sorrow.

Some Mussar students are concerned that the leap from Pathway to the Inner Life to Chaburah is too daunting, that is before they experience the first lesson in Chaburah. Once they begin the Chaburah journey and sense their connection to their facilitator, va'ad, and chevruta partner, they find the transition to be fluid and natural. We invite all who have completed beginning courses to step forward into Chaburah - from Darkness to Light.

Watch Alan Morinis On Chaburah