Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.


We are so grateful for our Mussar spiritual community … one that extends from New York to California, from Texas to Michigan, from Jerusalem to Amsterdam, and everywhere in between.

The Mussar Institute has been organized as a 501(c)3 to support Mussar students with everything they need for a rich, challenging, and rewarding Mussar journey.

A Mussar va’ad, which is a small group of students who are supported in their study by a qualified Mussar leader, has been a Mussar tradition for centuries and continues to be key for Mussar practice. Our goal is to provide a well-facilitated Mussar va’ad for every student who desires one, whether they live in urban or rural settings.

To do this, we are intensively training and supporting qualified facilitators to conduct va’adim either in-person or through distance learning.

With a goal of $100,000, the 2018-19 Mussar Institute Annual Fund will provide the necessary funding for programs and initiatives which will transform the style and delivery of our course and program materials with state of the art technology that will allow us to bring the special gifts of Mussar to our current Mussar community and to many more people.

Your important gift will help us to immediately:

  • Implement a new course website that is much easier to use and more interactive;
  • Produce professional online video and audio courses that can be accessed when students are available;
  • Develop integrated communication and social media strategies to communicate with you more efficiently and to attract more students, of all ages; and
  • Review and update our courses and program materials, ensuring gender sensitivity.

Course and program fees, including our annual Kallah, cover less than 44% of the operating budget. Your tax-deductible gift fills that gap and provides the funding for programs and initiatives unique to The Mussar Institute.

We thank you in advance for your support and hope you will join us in making a generous tax-deductible gift at the level that best suits you.

Americans donate here

The Mussar Institute, USA
6545 SW 133rd Drive
Pinecrest, FL 33156

The Mussar Institute Society USA is incorporated in the state of Oregon and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


Donations from Canada are not tax deductible at this time, but we are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Please check back on this page for further updates. If you have any questions, please email

Canadian residents may still make non-deductible donations by sending a check to:

The Mussar Institute
6545 SW 133rd Drive
Pinecrest, Florida 33156

Tax receipts will be issued