Highlight on Madrichim: Marty Jacobs

Marty Jacobs serves as Treasurer, Board Member, and Madrich with CCM. Though he grew up in a Conservative Jewish household, Marty’s family didn’t have a strong expression of Jewish practice at home. His return to Judaism and discovery of mussar were both unexpected....

Open Classes for Beginners and Returning Students

Seeds of Mussar This five week introductory class will introduce a method that focuses on refining our attributes so that they enable us to serve others with greater and greater joy. We work on our character attributes, not simply to take care of ourselves and enjoy...

Rekindling Our Ner Tamid on Hanukkah

One of the fundamental tools used by Mussar as it is taught and practiced by the Center for Contemporary Mussar is the idea of the Ner Tamid. It describes in a phrase the vision of ourselves being the best we can be with regard to the others in our lives. When we...