• Please note that, unless otherwise indicated, these continuing va’ads are NOT accepting new students.
  • Continuing va’ads in Los Angeles, New York City and Ashland OR, are accepting registration directly. Please contact the madrich/a for information about and registration for those classes.



Madricha: Hazzan Naomi Hirsch
In person – Beth Tikvah B’nai Jeshurun (BTBJ) • 1001 Paper Mill Road • Erdenheim, PA
Open to BTBJ members and non-members for new students of Mussar
Year 1 year second semester (accepting a limited number of year 1 first semester)
Meets 7:00 – 9:00 pm • September 9, 2019 – December 9, 2019
COURSE F19-Y2-M-MO-NH • Fee: $125 for members of BTBJ
COURSE F19-Y2-NM-MO-NH • Fee: $325 for non-members of BTBJ
(Please contact Cantor Hirsch at before registering.)
Click here to register.
Click here to register as a member of BTBJ.

Madricha: Linda Kriger
In person – Gratz College, Elkins Park, PA
Years 1 – 2 combined (accepting a limited number of new students)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm September 16 to December 30, 2019
COURSE F19-Y2-MO-LK • Fee: $325
(Please contact Linda at before registering.)
Click here to register for this class.

Va’ad for Rabbis & Cantors
Madrichim: Rabbi Rachel Bovitz & Rabbi Ira Stone
Online – Zoom
Meets 11:45 am – 1:30 pm EST • Meets every other week September 9, 2019 through May 2020
COURSE F19-AC-MO-RB/IS • Fee: $1,000
Contact Managing Director Lori Shuster and Treasurer Marty Jacobs to apply for clergy scholarships are available for this course. 
(Please contact Lori Shuster and Rabbi Ira Stone before registering.)
Click here to register for this class.


Post-Grad: Mussar for the Third Chapter of Life
Madricha: Nancy Axelrod
In person – Southern New Jersey
10:30 am – 12:30 pm • Begins September 17, 2019
This class, continuing an ongoing va’ad, will explore how Mussar can help us be present to both ourselves and to others as we face the opportunities and challenges of aging.
COURSE F19-PG-TU-NA • Fee: $200
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Learning Mussar
Madrichot: Carol Daniels & Linda Kriger
Online – via Zoom
Years 1 – 2 combined (accepting a limited number of new students)
Meets 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, EST • September 17 to December 31, 2019
COURSE F19-Y2-TU-CD/LK • Fee: $325
(Please contact Linda at and Carol at before registering)
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Year 4 • Ruach: Immersing Yourself in Goodness
Madricha: Linda Kriger
In person – Philadelphia area; Madricha will inform you of place of meeting
Meets at 7:00 – 9:00 pm • September 10 to December 10 2019
COURSE F19-Y4-TU-LK • Fee: $325
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Year 3 • Ruach: Taking Your Practice to the Next Level (Vaad Ha-maggidot)
Madrich: Herb Levine
Online – Zoom
JSE Alumni
1:30 – 3:30 pm ET
COURSE F19-Y3-WE-HL • Fee $325
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Kedusha lI: Capstone Semester
Madrich: Herb Levine
Online – Zoom
Year 4
5:00 – 7:00 pm EST • September 4 to December 18, 2019
COURSE F19-Y4-WE-HL • Fee: $325
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Year 3 Nefesh: Developing a Mussar Consciousness and Practice
Madricha: Sonia Voynow
In-person: Main Line Reform Temple, Ardmore, PA
Meets 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • September 6 to December 13, 2019
COURSE F19-Y3-FR-SV • Fee: $325; plus suggested voluntary contribution to CCM of $50.
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IMPORTANT: MAKE CAREFUL NOTE of the COURSE NUMBER and information before registering.