with Rabbi Esther Adler
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm, starting October 26
(and then every other week for 10 sessions)
Cost (including a book and materials): $250. Generous scholarships are available. Finances will not be a reason not to participate. Please be in touch with Rabbi Adler for confidential assistance.
What is Mussar?
Mussar may best be described as “Jewish spiritual ethics” and has been practiced for centuries by people who sought to cultivate and strengthen the qualities of the inner mensch. This is the ninth year that Mussar has been offered at Mount Zion. Come join in small group study as we explore Jewish teachings on humility, patience, honor, and more and discover how we can improve these qualities in our own life. Conversations will be in a safe, supportive, exciting, and collaborative environment. We believe that these sessions will work for those familiar with Mussar and those just starting. There are no pre-requisites nor is Hebrew required.
Do you ever wonder:
- What are practical ways Judaism can help me in my everyday life?
- What really matters in life?
- Is there a Jewish pathway toward living a more meaningful life?
- Can I find more “real” relationships with peers?
- Mussar offers a Jewish pathway into leading a more meaningful, spiritually fulfilled life.
Through group discussion, text study, personal journaling, and spiritual exercises, group members will explore the traits of humility, truth, equanimity, honor, order, responsibility, patience, moderation, and trust. Real life practices/applications will be offered.
Mussar can work for people of any age, Jewish or not Jewish. Perhaps you?