Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.


To meet your needs as you bring Mussar into your congregation, The Mussar Institute offers multiple programs for congregations and pathways for facilitators to receive training and support.

Mussar study continues to expand around the world. At this time, there are hundreds of active va’adim in synagogues and Jewish organizations engaged in the study of Mussar.  Mussar has been incorporated into the curriculum at Jewish day schools such as the Gann Academy and courses are offered in rabbinical schools such as the Academy for Jewish Religion (California), Hebrew Union College, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Mussar has been described as “an emerging and growing phenomenon” within Reform Judaism, and leaders of Conservative Judaism have debated whether Mussar should stand at the center of its approach. The Orthodox Jewish community is where Mussar began, and today it tends to view Mussar as inseparable from its own beliefs and practices.

We welcome your questions and participation.

Facilitator Training, Networking, and Support

Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Facilitation. Special rabbinic cohorts are always being formed.

Manchim: Advanced Mussar Facilitator Training for Rabbis and Clergy

Chevrah: Professional Development & Networking for Mussar Facilitators

Programs and Curricula Serving All Ages: Young Children, Teens, Millenials, Adults

Specific congregational programs based on the book, “Every Day Holiness” by Alan Morinis: Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Programfor Reform CongregationsPath of the Mensch: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living for Conservative Congregations, You Shall Be Holy: A Community Mussar Program for Reconstructionist Congregations

Entry Level Courses: Taste of Mussar, Middah a Month, A Season of Mussar

Courses for continuing groups or va’adimInner Ladder: Continuing Mussar Steps

Curricula for educators of young children: Mussar for Children: Jewish Values for Everyday Living

Curricula for teens: Challenges and Choices for Teens: Please contact so we can assist you with bringing this program to your congregation.

Curricula for millennials: Toolbox for Millenials: Please contact so we can assist you with bringing this program to your congregation.