The Jewish world is asking for deeper, richer spirituality and the Jewish tradition of Mussar meets this need.
The Mussar Institute’s course, Path of the Mensch: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living, is designed for and exclusively available for Conservative communities.
At the center of this course is the inspiring book Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, Dean of The Mussar Institute. The course probes nine of the most important soul-traits (middot in Hebrew) explored in that book, which makes traditional teachings accessible and applicable to the lives of contemporary people.
Participants each receive a copy of Everyday Holiness and are guided in their study by weekly lessons based on the text. Through discussion in a small group led by a Mussar Institute-trained facilitator and in one-on-one study with a chevruta, participants delve into texts and teachings that are relevant to the challenges and issues they face. It is our consistent experience that the wisdom of Mussar helps people develop awareness and wisdom for living and often leads to spiritual transformation.
This program provides congregations with a comprehensive package of educational and spiritual tools, rooted in a Jewish framework, that will deepen self-awareness and foster holiness.
More information and details on costs are contained in the document you can download called Information for Congregations.
Newsletter Text is a program description for potential participants that can be used in your promotional materials. Information for Individuals can be downloaded below. We left an empty space in the program description for you to enter the details specific to your temple or synagogue. Introducing the Mussar Path is a suggested format for a 60-minute session to introduce Mussar to the members of your community, to interest them in the Path of the Mensch program.
Once you have the list of participants you will be ready to fill out the registration form by clicking Register. Please print out the License Agreement to review and mail to TMI with your check after you have registered.
If you are interested in exploring bringing these transformative Mussar teachings to your temple or synagogue, please email congprograms@mussarinstitute.