In my third year of Mussar study, we were asked to look at a challenging relationship in our life. For me it was a daughter-in-law of more than twenty years, who I always thought was angry with me. After a year of considering her wounds, I was able to initiate a non-defensive conversation with her. Hearing her, I told her how sorry I was for times I had hurt her and that I really do love her and appreciate the wife and mother she is. I told her I hoped we could start anew; it’s now been more than two years and all is well.

When people would ask me how I, as a Reform Jew, practice Judaism in my daily life, I never knew how to respond . . . until I had participated in Mussar. For me, this will be a lifelong practice, but one that brings a conscious awareness of Jewish thinking on a daily basis. 
Jean Adelsman

Our Mussar study is providing me a “mindfulness” alternative in a Jewish tradition. My desire to live an ever more meaningful life led me to search for a better understanding of God’s will for me. Mussar is satisfying my quest.
John Ourisman

Mussar has proven to be a true life companion. I see changes occurring in long held patterns, particularly in the realm of patience. I see myself available to others, receiving feedback that this is true, and yet I understand when self-care is needed and appropriate. In other words, Mussar, as taught by CCM, provides a language and a framework for creating a healthy soul container while acting in our fragmented world.
Martha Hare

In a challenging situation, I ask myself how I should respond from a “Mussar” perspective and that self-reflection helps me to react in a more caring and generous way. I have also been enriched by the relationships I have formed with my study partners and teachers – meaningful bonds with wonderful people.
Debbie Levin

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Current Classes

If you are new to CCM and interested in beginning Mussar studies, please complete this CLASS INTEREST FORM.

Foundations of Mussar – Kibbush 1

Experience the transformative Jewish mindfulness practice of Mussar this Spring.

Please note: new students must contact the madrichah before registering by contacting [email protected]

Students who have not taken the introductory Seeds of Mussar course will be invited to stay until 5:45 for first several meetings. After that, 5:30 until 5:45 will be for meetings with hevrutas or additional Q&A.

Students will be invited to complete the final 3 classes for Foundations I at dates to be determined in July/August/September.

*This class will meet on the below dates:

4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13*, 6/20. *If any student observes 2 days for Shavuot, last class will be in June 27.

Madrichah: Martha Hare

Class Dates: April 9 – June 20/27*, 2024

Day & Time: Thursdays, 4 – 5:45 p.m. ET

Fee: $225

Location: Zoom

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Mussar Meditation


Madrich: Rabbi Joshua Boettiger

Day & Time: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. ET (on-going)

Fee: Free

Location: Zoom



New classes are added on a regular basis. If you don’t see a particular class listed here, it has either already begun or registration is full. Please send any class inquiries to [email protected]