The Elul Program for Chaverim

The Mussar tradition has always stressed the month of Elul as a time of intense preparation for the High Holidays. This year, with more intensity than before, we joined as a community in study, practice, and conversation from the first day of Elul on August 20 through to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

An important part of our program is the honoring of a special group of our Chaverim who have stepped forward in the past year to contribute to others in our community. Our board and staff named 32 Honorees who have been selected for the enormity and importance of their contributions.

We honor the enormity and importance of the contributions of these special Chaverim during the past year. Thank you. (4)


What You'll Receive

  • Weekly podcasts, teachings, and practices from Rabbi Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar
  • Daily brief texts with focus questions
  • Two live seminars: August 30th and September 13th at 2 p.m. ET
  • Optional chevruta learning and matching with longer texts for study
  • A Discussion Forum for all
  • Weekly podcasts, teachings, and practices from our esteemed faculty and experienced Chaverim


  • Friendship in preparation for the High Holidays
  • A Friend to Community
  • Letting go of Resentment/hakpuda
  • Constructive Communication and Feedback/tochacha, and
  • Forgiveness/selicha