• 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 2 (accepting a limited number of year 1 with instructor approval)
Meets 7:00 – 9:00 pm •  February 10 to June 15
COURSE S20-Y2-M-MO-NH • Fee: $125 for members of BTBJ
COURSE S20-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 – Beth Sholom, Elkins Park, PA
Years 1 – 2 combined (accepting a limited number of new students)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm • February 24 to June 1
COURSE S20-Y2-MO-LK • Fee: $325 
(Please contact Linda at before registering.)
Click here to register for this class.

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 • January 27 to May 18
COURSE S20-Y4-TU-LK • Fee: $325
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.)
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Post-Grad: Mussar for the Third Chapter of Life
Madricha: Nancy Axelrod
In person – Southern New Jersey
10:30 am – 12:30 pm • January 7 to May 19
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 S20-PG-TU-NA • Fee: $275
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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 • February 18 to May 19
COURSE S20-Y2-TU-CD/LK • Fee: $325
(Please contact Linda at and Carol at before registering)
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Year 3 • Ruach: Taking Your Practice to the Next Level (Vaad Ha-maggidot)
Madrich: Herb Levine
Online – Zoom
JSE Alumni
Meets 1:30 – 3:30 pm ET • February 26 to June 3
COURSE S20-Y3-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 • February 7 to May 15
COURSE S20-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.