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




The Kallah, or conference, is one of two annual learning and practice retreats. It is an exceptional annual event open to everyone on the Mussar path. The Kallah attracts people from all over the world, who come to share a commitment to learning and doing the inner work of Mussar in an inclusive retreat community. Each Kallah is built upon a centering theme, which carries through the entire event. Activities are a combination of experiential and informational. The international faculty are experts in their fields and attending the Kallah offers participants the rare opportunity to learn.

All TMI Events are interactive experiences that occur periodically throughout the year, offering participants an immersive and experiential opportunity to engage with others on the Mussar journey of practice. The Mussar Institute offers a wide range of programming in group, communal and individual experiences

Practice Retreat Intensive

The Practice Retreat Intensive offers participants the opportunity to practice a variety of Mussar methods including chanting, silent meals and kabbalot (exercises) in a warm and supportive environment. All sessions are led by experienced TMI faculty, who take the time to connect with participants in one-on-one sessions. The retreat is especially relevant for those currently facilitating Mussar groups.


Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute, has been welcomed at communities across the globe. Many people begin a practice of Mussar after hearing Alan openly share his own journey of discovery. Participants also learn about Mussar from original source material, and come away with an appreciation for Mussar’s roots and contemporary applications. To communicate directly with Alan about coming to your community, write to

An Afternoon of Mussar

This half-day event offers a number of meaningful Mussar experiences. It introduces Mussar learning and practice to people who are not familiar with the teachings; it connects Mussar students within a community and offers inspirational teachings to students at all levels.

Chevruta Matching

Many TMI courses offer a chevruta or paired-learning component, and it is notable that chevrutas continue to study together, often for years. For those who have completed advanced level courses, TMI will assist in chevruta matching. Contact