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


Miriam Goodman: Miriam Goodman is the Course Coordinator for The Mussar Institute. She is a certified Spiritual Director trained through the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction and has been studying and practicing Mussar since 2008, when it was first brought to her synagogue in Thousand Oaks, CA. Miriam is a trained Mussar facilitator, having graduated from TMI’s Manchim program in 2009, and after completion, has led many TMI courses, including Manchim, where she trained new TMI leaders. As the Course Coordinator for TMI, Miriam oversees TMI’s programs, including A Season of Mussar, Path of The Soul, Mussar in Action, and Chaburah. Miriam is currently training new leaders in TMI’s Yesod program.




Rabbi Harvey Winokur: Rabbi Winokur is a native of New York. He received his B.A. from SUNY at Buffalo, and his M.A. and Ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Kehillat Chaim, a Reform congregation in Roswell, Georgia, which he founded in 1982. Rabbi Winokur is a Facilitator/Trainer for Prepare-Enrich, an organization that administers premarital/marital needs assessments, a certified Spiritual Director, and a Trainer-Facilitator for The Mussar Institute.