Mussar - Exercise For Your Soul

 You exercise your body and mind, but what about your soul?

The study and practice of Mussar will do just that. Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe defines Mussar as "building an interior world." When you have a strong spiritual core, you can be the best version of your self and your relationships with others will be enhanced greatly. The Talmud teaches that each of us is gifted with a holy soul. Furthermore, whether or not the light from that soul shines brightly out into the world is more than a choice, it's a responsibility.Mussar offers a framework of spiritual learning and practice to guide us in fulfilling that responsibility by focusing awareness on our middot, soul traits.

Together we will delve into Mussar using methods drawn from the Mussar Institute, www.mussarinstitute.org, and Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis. Through text study, group reflection, meditation, journaling and targeted practices that balance and align your character traits (exercises for your soul), Mussar cultivates personal growth and unveils the light withi

Mussar Classes Spring 2018

In Spring 2018,  two va'ads (groups) will be lead by TST member and TST Center for Jewish Spirituality co-chair, Caryl Shaw, a Mussar group facilitator certified by The Mussar Institute.
Together we will exercise our souls through text study, group discussion, study with a chevruta (partner), journaling, and targeted practices.
 
Seasons of Mussar II 
This class is for those who have completed Season of Mussar I and would like to continue their study and practice. 
Tuesdays mornings 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. January 23February 6 and 20March 6 and 20April 3 and 17

Register at www.shirtikva.org/mussar2  Class is limited to 14. The cost for the course is $!08 for Shir Tikva members and $136 for non-members. Scholarships available.  Please speak with Cantor Schachner.
  
Mussar Middot Exploration 
This class is for those who have completed both Seasons of Mussar I and II and who are ready to dive deeper in their study and practice.
Thursday evenings 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.  January 25February 8 and 22March 8 and 22April 12 and 26
 
Register at www.shirtikva.org/mussar3  Class is limited to 14.The cost for the course is $!08 for Shir Tikva members and $136 for non-members. Scholarships available.  Please speak with Cantor Schachner.
  
For those who are interested, Season of Mussar I will be offered again in the Fall of 2018.

 

 

During our Chazon visioning year many members expressed a hunger for ways to better cultivate their spiritual natures. In addition to attending Shabbat and holiday services, many were eager for...