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WHAT IS MUSSAR?

  • Mussar is ancient Jewish wisdom that guides our thoughts and actions to help us grow spiritually, morally, and ethically.
  • Mussar helps us overcome inner obstacles to becoming the best we can be.
  • The Hebrew terms middot (plural) and middah (singular) throughout the program refer to the Jewish values of forgiveness, patience, friendship, trust, silence, responsibility, courage, generosity, and loving-kindness.
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WHY MUSSAR FOR CHILDREN?

  • Mussar for Children goes beyond awareness and learning about values to practicing, acting on, and incorporating them into daily life.
  • Mussar for Children encourages balance, striving for neither too little nor too much of any given character trait.
  • Mussar for Children results in values being internalized.

THE MAGIC OF MUSSAR

  • Children interact with one another with more kindness and thoughtfulness.
  • Children begin to celebrate the good in each other.
  • Children internalize problem-solving skills rooted in ancient tradition.