The Jewish world is asking for deeper, richer spirituality and the Jewish spiritual tradition of Mussar meets this need.
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and The Mussar Institute (TMI) have teamed up to offer Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Program. The program will bring participants into an exploration of the nine most important soul-traits or middot in Hebrew. The text for the program is the inspiring book, Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute, which each participant will receive. Your participants will be guided in their study with weekly lessons based on the text. Through discussions in a safe, small group of like-minded seekers, led by a facilitator trained by The Mussar Institute, participants will explore their own personal curriculum.
Congregations will receive a comprehensive package of educational and spiritual tools that deepen self-awareness and foster holiness rooted in a Jewish framework. More Information for Congregations can be found here and is available for download. When you are ready to promote the course at your congregation, all you need to start the process is available on this page.
Congregations will receive:
- Materials to insert in your newsletter (“Newsletter Text”)
- A program description for potential participants (“Information for Individuals“)
- A poster to promote the program in your congregation. (There is empty space in the program description and poster for you to enter the details specific to your temple.)
- “Introducing the Mussar Path” which is a suggested format for a 60-minute session to introduce Mussar and to interest your members in the Seeking Everyday Holiness program.
Once you have your 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 interested in bringing these transformative Mussar teachings to your synagogue/temple, please email congprograms@mussarinstitute.