Classes for Grads and Madrichim – 2021

Tomer Devorah – Continued for Graduates

Madrich: Marty Jacobs

While Mesillat Yesharim is the crucial and necessary foundation for the CCM curriculum, Tomer Devorah provides the basis for further Mussar study. Its 13 middot in chapter 1 form, in effect, a second foundation. This Vaad is now completing Chapter 3 and is no longer accepting new students. 

Online Zoom Class – Every Other Tuesday 

7:30  – 9:30 pm ET January 5 – March 16, 2021

COURSE S21-TD-TU-MJ

$200.00 per semester

Madrich Colloquium Series

Open to All Madrichim

Every Other Friday, January 15 – May 28, 2021    
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET  
Online – Zoom – COURSE S21-MC-FR-RIS 

No Fee

Convened by Rabbi Ira Stone, Dr. Beulah Trey and the management team. Each session will feature a teaching about a text and/or practice, presentation to increase madrich knowledge from their experience, content and items to support Center for Contemporary Mussar, teaching dialogues and organizational growth. Committing to the series is a professional and organizational development series that develops a robust community of practice. Communities of practice have been defined as “groups of people who share a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.”

Community Class  

Nefesh haHayyim with Rabbi Ira Stone 

The current series is no longer open to new students but if you’d like to be placed on a waitlist for the next beginning series on Nefesh haHayyim contact us at admin@contemporarymussar.org 

Online Zoom Class – Every other Thursday
Meets 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET • January 7 – May 20, 2021
Course Fee: $180   

Our Collective Trauma: Antiracism through Mussar Lens

Madrichah: Nancy Axelrod 

This class is open to all.

In the wake of killings of George Floyd, Armaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have propelled people across the globe to confront racism, this course invites participants to engage in deep study and conversation about race and racism through a Mussar lens.

Online Zoom Class – Every other Tuesday

COURSE F20-CT-TU-NA

7:00 – 9:00 PM ET • October 6 – March 30, 2021

Course Fee: $325   

Classes for Grads and Madrichim – 2020

Tomer Devorah – Continued for Graduates

Madrich: Marty Jacobs

Open to CCM students who have completed the four year curriculum.

While Mesillat Yesharim is the crucial and necessary foundation for the CCM curriculum, Tomer Devorah provides the basis for further Mussar study. Its 13 middot in chapter 1 form, in effect, a second foundation. New students are welcome and would be provided individual tutoring to get them caught up with the returning class members.

Online Zoom Class – Every Other Tuesday 

7:00  – 9:00 pm ET September 15 – December 8, 2020

COURSE F20-TD-TU-MJ

$200.00 per semester

Our Collective Trauma: Antiracism through Mussar Lens

Madrichah: Nancy Axelrod 

This class is open to all.

In the wake of killings of George Floyd, Armaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have propelled people across the globe to confront racism, this course invites participants to engage in deep study and conversation about race and racism through a Mussar lens.

Online Zoom Class – Every other Tuesday

COURSE F20-CT-TU-NA

7:00 – 9:00 PM ET • October 6 – March 30, 2021

Course Fee: $325   

Madrich Colloquium Series

Open to All Madrichim

Every Other Friday, October 16 – December 18, 2020    
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET  
Online – Zoom – COURSE F20-MC-FR-RIS 

No Fee

Convened by Rabbi Ira Stone, Dr. Beulah Trey and the management team. Each session will feature a teaching about a text and/or practice, presentation to increase madrich knowledge from their experience, content and items to support Center for Contemporary Mussar, teaching dialogues and organizational growth. Committing to the series is a professional and organizational development series that develops a robust community of practice. Communities of practice have been defined as “groups of people who share a passion about a topic and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.”

Open Community Class 

Nefesh Ha’Hayyim with Rabbi Ira Stone 

This shuir started as an offering from Rabbi Stone during quarantine. He sought to provide the community with an opportunity to learn some Torah and Mussar for solace during the crisis. It has grown into a treasured and permanent ongoing class.

Online Zoom Class – Every other Thursday
Meets 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET • August 27 – December 17, 2020
Course Fee: $180   

Building a Vibrant Graduate Community, by Dr. Beulah Trey

It took me two years of Mussar study before I realized that my most important other was my spouse. As educator Adrienne Gold writes: “You marry your homework.” Every time I worked a middah or worked on an other, Rabbi Stone would ask kindly: And what about Steve? And...

Open Graduate Vaad Launched

Open Graduate Vaad Launched Last Sunday night we launched an open Vaad for graduates and fourth year students.  The Vaad is an open, free forum for all in our community who do not have a regular Vaad to support their Mussar pactice.  Our immediate goal is to contain...