Classes for Grads and Madrichim — Fall 2022

On Mussar and Theology

Madrich: Rabbi Ira Stone 

Drawing on the previous classes studying both Nefesh haHayyim and Emmanuel Levinas, this class will focus specifically on the role of theology to undergird Mussar practice. Is it necessary? Where and why does God enter into the practice? What understanding of God can we have in a post-holocaust world to play this role if it is deemed important?

One does not have to have taken both or either of the previous classes.

Fee: $180

Thursdays on ZOOM
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Dates: September 15 to November 17, 2022 (no class on October 6) 

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An Introduction to the Life and Work of Hannah Arendt  

Madrich: Rabbi Joshua Boettiger 

The 20th Century Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt was a controversial and brilliant thinker, who was deeply concerned with what we might call Mussar if we are able to stretch our classical understanding of the term. In this five-session class, we’ll look at Arendt’s life, read excerpts from her work, and explore together what the implications of her thought might be for us today, both politically and personally.

Fee: $100

Tuesdays on ZOOM
Time: Noon-1:00 PM ET

Dates: October 18 to November 15, 2022

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Tomer Devorah “Plus”

Madrich: Marty Jacobs 

Having completed much of Tomer Devorah, this class will be analyzing other texts for Mussar connections – starting with “God in Search of Man” by A.J. Heschel.

Fee: $200

Every Other Tuesday on ZOOM
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM ET

Dates: September 20 to December 20, 2022

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Students must have completed CCM courses on Chapter 1 of Tomer Devorah, with extensive experience in va’ad participation.

Mussar for Menschen: Zikkui HaRabim

Madrich: Eugene Fleischman Sotirescu 

This class will focus on the Zikkui HaRabim curriculum, bringing Mussar into the world.

Fee: $200

Every Other Wednesday on ZOOM
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM ET

Dates: September 7 to December 20, 2022

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Madrich Colloquium Series

Open to All Madrichim

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.”

Dates: TBA