Welcome to the Center for Contemporary Mussar

The Center for Contemporary Mussar, founded in Philadelphia, offers online classes in Mussar texts, theology, and practice to students across the world. Explore this ancient and innovative way to invoke your highest self in service, invigorate your relationships, and repair the world.

We invite you to join the first ever Center for Contemporary Mussar Practice Lab!

The Practice Lab is open and free to all CCM community members – beginning Tuesday, October 12th from 7:00 to 8:30pm (ET). The lab will meet on the second Tuesday of every month and will be an opportunity in an informal setting to explore our shared practice of Mussar, and will be facilitated by Dr. Beulah Trey, CCM Mashgiach Ruchani/Director of Curriculum and Practice and Rabbi Joshua Boettiger, CCM Associate Rosh Yeshiva.

No need to RSVP or pay anything. We are envisioning this as something that interested community members can come to once or twice or regularly if you like – just come and let’s explore our practice of Mussar together.

For more information, or to receive the Zoom link, click here.

intensive

Develop a daily and weekly practice based on individual study, journaling, text study with a partner and work in a Mussar va’ad, a class of like-minded seekers, with a trained teacher, a madrich or madricha.

innovative

Approach traditional Jewish sources through the groundbreaking contemporary thinking of Rabbi Stone and his students, which opens up new possibilities for old terms, such as God, Torah and the Jewish people.

intimate

In a small setting, share with others who are learning how to make “Love your neighbor as yourself” the cornerstone of their lives — discover that joy and holiness happen in those moments when we are fully present to others.

Mussar: Transforming Lives & Relationships

 

  • Are you looking for a spiritual practice that will take you beyond a focus on yourself?

  • Are you looking for an approach to Judaism, informed by tradition, but which you can make your own?

  • Are you looking for a program that allows for authentic and sustained connection with others on the journey?

Mussar, as shared by the Center for Contemporary Mussar, is an intensive, innovative, and intimate spiritual practice that will enable you to transform yourself and your relationships, allowing you to live a moral life of responsible service to others…