Have you ever asked yourself the following questions:

What kind of human being am I? What are my strengths? What are my weaknesses? What can I do that will help me become a better person? How does who I am impact others and the world around me?

Mussar offers an answer. The study and practice of Mussar is a centuries old Jewish tradition that is as relevant today as it was 1000 years ago.

You can live a meaningful, ethical life by examining your inner middot, soul traits, and cultivating behavior that is an expression of the best version of yourself. Mussar will guide you toward overcoming your inner obstacles. As you improve the quality of you own character, you will improve the relationships you have with others. Through personal transformation, you will improve the civility of the world in which we live.

Together we will exercise our souls using text study, group discussion, study with a chevruta (partner), journaling and experiential practices.

The following courses are being offered by the TST Center for Jewish Spirituality:

Mussar 1 – Beginnner
Wednesdays, 2/21, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 7:00-8:45 pm on Zoom
Led by Jeff Maimon
Register here for Mussar Level 1.

Mussar 2 (Prerequisite: Mussar 1)
Tuesdays, 2/6, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/9, 4/30, 5/14, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm on Zoom
Facilitated by Caryl Shaw ()
Register here for Mussar 2.

Mussar 3 for Parents of Toddlers to Teens (Prerequisite: Mussar 2 for Parents of Toddlers to Teens)
Sundays, 1/30, 9:15 am – 10:45 am at TST
Facilitated by Caryl Shaw ()
Register here for Mussar 3 for Parents of Toddlers to Teens

Mussar 4 (Prerequisite: Mussar 1, 2, & 3)
Tuesdays, 2/20, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/30, 5/14, 7:00-8:45 pm on Zoom
Facilitated by Jay Gainsboro ()
Register here for Mussar 4.

NEW: Advanced Mussar: Friending Ourselves and Others
(Prerequisite: 4 TST Mussar courses)
Tuesdays, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm on Zoom
Facilitated by Nancy Weiss ()
Read more and register here for Advanced Mussar.

Note: All Mussar classes have limited registration in order to provide an intimate class experience. Registration will close ONE WEEK before classes are scheduled to begin. If more students register than can be accommodated, instructors will hold a lottery. You will be notified a few days before the class is scheduled to begin to confirm your registration.