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Applications are now being considered for the next cohort to begin November 2017.

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Home Phone

Office Phone

Your Email (required)

What is your knowledge of the following subjects on a scale of 0-3:

0 = No prior knowledge; 1 = Beginner; 2 = Intermediate; 3 = Advanced

Contemporary Mussar Writings 0123

Classical Mussar Texts 0123

Facilitation Experience 0123

Jewish Philosophical Thought 0123

Hebrew Language 0123


You have facilitated Seeking Everyday Holiness, Path of the Mensch or You Shall Be Holy, and completed "Everyday Holiness."

Which Mussar Institute courses or other Mussar Training have you completed?

Also, briefly share what your experience has been as a participant in these courses.

Why do you want to take the Manchim Training at this time? Please include what you hope to give as a Mussar Facilitator and what you hope to receive.

How do you plan to apply what you learn in the Manchim Program in the next 2 years?

Please describe in detail any prior experience you have had facilitating groups. Please also include what you consider to be your facilitation skills.

How would you describe your skills in both communicating your ideas and in listening?

Discuss your own spiritual growth path and how it has led you to consider being a Mussar facilitator. Include a description of your personal Mussar practice and for how long you've been involved in your own Mussar practice?

We welcome any additional information that will help us get to know you better. (This might include hobbies, interests, skills, professional experience)

Please include a photo.


You will be matched with a learning partner (chevruta) for the short duration of this course, with whom you will be in touch at least once a week. Do you have any preferences or restrictions in matching?


Age Preference:

Geography/Time Zone:

Religious Denomination:


Please indicate all of your availability (day and evening, Eastern Standard Time) for the 90-minute va'ad meetings by the web conferencing site ZOOM during the program.







You will be asked to provide a name of a reference from a local Jewish leader (other than a family member, director or staff of the Mussar Institute, or anyone playing a role in the Manchim Program). This person must be familiar with your character and commitment to spiritual growth, in order to comment on your experience and suitability to be a Mussar guide and a group facilitator. Ideally, this person will be a rabbi, your previous group leader in a Mussar program or a program leader who has direct experience of your leadership skills. Once your application is received, TMI will send you the reference form to be completed and sent directly to Ruth Schapira at


You will be notified about whether you have been accepted to the program very soon after the application closing date. Thank you so much for considering this program and helping strengthen the practice of Mussar.


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