Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Delivery: Live Web Meetings

Learning Methods: Independent Study & Practice, Chevruta, Va’ad

Prerequisites: Season of Mussar I or II or Everyday Holiness, Chaverim Membership

Duration: Two parts of 6 months each

Dates and Times: Part 1: Mondays, 12:30 pm ET, Beginning 4/19 for 6 months. Helaine will offer Part 2 in October.

Tuition: $215 per part

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 awareness of middot with a negative valence. This focus is appropriate as awareness and practice will build a bridge to the “positive.” Students cultivate a sharpened awareness of the play of inner traits in life which provides both the opportunity and strength to exercise choice.  They report that they, their relationships and the context of their lives change and transform. For this reason, it is important to have a foundational understanding of many middot before embarking on this course.

The Chaburah program focuses on one middah per month. Anger, impatience, stinginess, ingratitude, worry, envy, laziness, judgement, falsehood, arrogance, stubbornness, sorrow.

PREREQUISITES: Season of Mussar I and II, Pathways to the Inner Life, or Everyday Holiness

Registration is open.

Study Mussar with Helaine

Helaine Sheias, Ph.D., made Aliyah to Israel in her teens, served in the IDF, and settled in Israel for more than two decades. She is a graduate of The Mussar Institute Yesod Facilitator Training Program and Manchim Advanced Facilitator Training. She has facilitated various TMI courses for the past three years guiding people to the sacred place within where unity integrates all polarities. This process facilitates circles of transformation and change by modeling spiritual awakening, and self-reflexive learning, or Hitlamdut. Facilitating Mussar courses brings Helaine deep joy and a continuous sense of awe and wonder. Mussar has opened her heart, softened her soul, and lifted her spirit. She feels blessed and honored to embrace Mussar as part of her evolving spiritual journey.


  1. Nina Gelman-Gans on July 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    how do I register for Rabbi Harvey’s course?

  2. Feld-Randel Pam on September 9, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    How do I sign up. I have studied mussar for ten years with Rabbi stone and a local rabbi where we covered everyday holiness

    • debra on September 10, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Hi Pam, Thank you for alerting me to a bad link. It’s fixed and you should be able to see the registration form when you click the button. The course is only open to Chaverim members. It is $19 per month. We look forward to having you join us! If you have more questions, contact rivka@mussarinstitute.org

  3. Liz Ornstein on February 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    When will there be a new cohort of this class beginning and how do I register.

    • Rivka on March 19, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Liz, a new session begins April 19th, registration is now open!

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