LIVE FROM JERUSALEM SIMCHA JOY From Rav Dovid Nussbaum (1200 x 400 px) (1850 × 400 px)

Course Structure

Each interactive webinar session will be 75 minutes and will be recorded for those who cannot join live.



One year of va'ad-based study or with prior permission from Avi Fertig, Director of Mussar

Course Schedule

TBD, Winter 2024

Course Fees

Introducing our three pricing options, please select the one you are most comfortable with. If you are able to register at a higher tier, you can help subsidize course registration for those with greater financial need. All course fees are 100% tax deductible.

Non-Chaverim Tier 1 - $330
Non-Chaverim Tier 2 - $282
Non-Chaverim Tier 3 - $198

Chaverim members enjoy a 15% discount off of course pricing. Members, please select the Chaverim rate of your choice on your registration form, membership will be verified before your enrollment is secured for the course.

Rav Dovid Nussbaum, a renowned Rabbi is mashgiach ruchani (spiritual advisor) at Yeshivas Torah Ore Israeli division in Jerusalem, a position he has held for the past twenty-five years. Born in the United States, and a native English speaker, Rav Nussbaum came to study in 1978 at the renowned Mussar Yeshiva at Beer Yaakov, Israel, under the guidance of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe zt’l, the leading Mussar personality of our generation. He has lived in Israel ever since. Rav Nussbaum remained a close student of Rav Wolbe until his passing in 2005.

For the past ten years, Rav Nussbaum has delivered a weekly va'ad in Rav Wolbe’s Beit HaMussar (Study Hall dedicated to Mussar study) in Jerusalem. Now, we are able to make this experience and traditional Orthodox Mussar perspective available exclusively to our Mussar students. Rav Nussbaum will speak to us in English.

You Will

  • Experience guidance for personal practice from one of today’s most respected Mussar personalities.
  • Hear a relevant Mussar perspective on timely topics and themes.
  • Be invited (virtually) twice each month into R’ Nussbaum’s home in Jerusalem to experience live, one-hour teachings.
  • Gain the unique opportunity to learn and practice authentic Mussar taught and studied in today’s Yeshivot.



“Very inspiring, both his teaching/guidance and ‘watching him tie his shoes.’”


“His practical advice and chanting exercises were so meaningful and moving.”

“A teacher with a twinkle in his eye and gave me something to hold onto and take home... Where there is a will, there is a way...easy and brilliant.”

“His teaching on our will and how to connect with it was the most emotionally impactful of all our teachings. A great experience of chanting individually in a group.”

Registration is now closed for summer 2023. Please check back for future offerings of this course.