Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.
Thank you so much for your interest in the Mussar training program Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Group Facilitation. We look forward to receiving your completed application.
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---The Mussar Institute WebsiteYashar NewsletterKallahPractice RetreatFriendOther (please specify below)
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SECTION 2 – More About You
We would like to know a little about you so we can support you more effectively in this course and in our professional development offerings. This program does not require any prior knowledge of Mussar.
Please discuss the ways in which your own spiritual growth path has led you to consider being a Mussar facilitator and motivated you to apply to Yesod. (required)
What do you hope to gain from the training and how do you intend to use this in the future? (required)
Please briefly share below any prior experience you have had facilitating groups (whether Mussar-oriented or not), the context in which you were facilitating (for example, Jewish community center, synagogue, private home, college campus group, etc.). (required)
What do you consider to be your strongest facilitation skills? (required)
When is the last time that you facilitated a group? (required)
What, if any, formal training have you received in group facilitation? (required)
Please list any Mussar courses you’ve taken or Mussar material or books you might have read.
What is your knowledge of the following subjects on a scale of 0-3 (required):
0 = No prior knowledge; 1 = Beginner; 2 = Intermediate; 3 = Advanced
General Mussar Knowledge 0123
Jewish Texts and Writings 0123
Hebrew Language 0123
This training qualifies you to facilitate beginner level courses at The Mussar Institute. Although you are not required to do so, which of the courses below would be of interest to you to facilitate? (Hold the CRTL button to select more than one)
---Everyday HolinessCongregational ProgramsMiddah a MonthTaste of MussarToolbox for MillennialsChallenge & Change: A Teen’s Guide to a Balanced LifeMussar for Children
Do you foresee any obstacles or limitations to your participation in online conferences?
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TMI welcomes all religious seekers. If your primary affiliation is to a religion other than Judaism, or if you do not have a religious affiliation, please note your spiritual orientation here.
We welcome any additional information that will help us get to know you better. (This might include hobbies, interests, skills, professional experience)
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Once we receive your application, we will send you an email with two items. One, a reference form to give to an individual who is familiar with your character and commitment to spiritual growth (other than a family member, director or staff of the Mussar Institute). The reference form should be sent in confidence, directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also receive a link to a webpage with the Yesod Facilitators and the times that are available for training sessions.
We hope your involvement will help strengthen the practice of Mussar worldwide.
Registration Fee: $25 with the completion of the application
Tuition for this program is $265 per student. For those who receive notice of acceptance into the program, details will also be provided on how to make a payment. Payment must be made prior to the start of the program.
You will be notified via mail about your acceptance to Yesod: Foundations in Mussar Group Facilitation.
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