Delivery Style

Live Va'ad in English

Recorded Va'ad Sessions



6 Sessions

Start Date



Open to all

Course Overview

Have you wondered what it would be like to be in a Mussar Yeshiva and hear one of today’s most distinguished Mussar teachers? Have you been inspired by the writings of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe and longed for the opportunity to study with and be guided by one of his closest disciples?

Rabbi Dovid Nussbaum is currently 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 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.


The course will include six, one-hour meetings, two Sundays per month, over three months at 4 p.m. ET, beginning Sunday, October 25. The dates of the subsequent meetings are 11/8, 11/22, 12/13, 12/27, 1/10. Each session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. During each session, R' Nussbaum will assign daily practices. There will be no chevruta learning, text, or other additional readings between sessions.

This intermediate-level course is open to all with any previous Mussar experience. The cost of the three-month program is $118 Chaverim, $180 non-Chaverim.


“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.”