We Surveyed Our Community
In the summer of 2020, we analyzed the reports of 345 of our community members to learn how Mussar impacts one's daily life and experiences. More than half of our respondents have taken three or more courses and nearly all had taken at least one.
"Mussar gave me the spiritual tools I needed to lift myself out of depression, and continues to give me the spiritual grounding to lead a life of purpose, meaning, and right action."
"I gave up anger and learned how to live with intention."
"The study of the middot has had a profound positive effect on my relationships, personal growth, and mental health."
"I now have a fuller Jewish context for what unfolds. I feel an intergenerational connection by studying specific rabbinic teachings. I love being connected to my Jewish roots on a daily basis. I am spending concentrated time immersed in Mussar thinking and action."
"Mussar has helped me more clearly define my relationship with G-d and with my sense of spirituality in a Jewish context. Defining my spirituality in Jewish terms is very important to me."