Tuesday, February 6 (All Times are in Eastern Time Zone) 



Community Compassion: Weaving Threads of Unity in Challenging Times

10:15 am - 10:45 am   Mussar Prayer Practice with David Jaffe: "Mussar Chanting in Prayer"

10:45 am - 11:00 am    Break

11:00 am - 11:15 am     Introducing the Day with Judith Golden

11:15 am - 11:50 am     Mussar Learning / Limmud: Avi Fertig on “Compassion in Conflict and in Community”

  • How has it been to be living in Israel through the tragic events of October 7th until today? How might we apply a Mussar lens to these most difficult months? What have we learned through this experience? How has it changed us and how might this inform what we do going forward? Why and how is a focus on compassion such a vital component of our Mussar journey, now more than ever?

11:50 am - 12:10 pm    Triad Breakouts

12:10 pm - 12:15 pm   Transition Remarks by Judith Golden

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm  Break

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm   Va'ad #3: "Compassion in Community and Integration"

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm     Break

3:00 pm - 3:07 pm     Transition Remarks by Avi Fertig

3:07 pm - 3:30 pm     Presenting the Israel Reel: "Compassion in Action"

  • When compassion is directed to the wrong places, chaos emerges. However, total chaos can sometimes transform into an opportunity for rebirth. On October 7th, Israel experienced a horrific lack of compassion and humanity, and yet from this lowest point emerged a stronger, united, and more compassionate nation. Witness the transformative powers of compassion as we explore its impact on the Jewish nation.

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm    Transition Remarks by Judith Golden

3:40 pm - 3:50 pm    Break

3:50 pm - 4:45 pm    Today's Workshops:

  • Mussar Text study with Rabbi Dovid Nussbaum: "Growing in our Middot as our Life’s Purpose"
  • Mussar Written Reflection with Jason Winston and Sen Talley: "Writing From My Heart"
  • Mussar Practice (Kabbalot) with David Jaffe: "Practical Action for Compassion"
  • Mussar Chanting with Judith Golden: "Compassionately Creating Your Own Mussar Chant"
  • Mussar Creative Expression with Heather Westendarp and Miriam Goodman: "Strengthening Our Compassion Muscles"
  • Mussar Movement and Meditation with Helaine Sheias and Kate Shane: "Compassion as an Engaging of Soulful Song and Dialogue"

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm    Break

5:00 pm - 5:08 pm    Message of Gratitude from Irv Robinson and Sandy Greenstein

5:08 pm - 5:13 pm     Community Messages with Eric Gurvis

5:13 pm - 5:20 pm     TMI Upcoming Programs

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm    Break

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm    Closing Session

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm    Farewell L'Chaim!