In my third year of Mussar study, we were asked to look at a challenging relationship in our life. For me it was a daughter-in-law of more than twenty years, who I always thought was angry with me. After a year of considering her wounds, I was able to initiate a non-defensive conversation with her. Hearing her, I told her how sorry I was for times I had hurt her and that I really do love her and appreciate the wife and mother she is. I told her I hoped we could start anew; it’s now been more than two years and all is well.
Sandi

When people would ask me how I, as a Reform Jew, practice Judaism in my daily life, I never knew how to respond . . . until I had participated in Mussar. For me, this will be a lifelong practice, but one that brings a conscious awareness of Jewish thinking on a daily basis. 
Jean Adelsman

Our Mussar study is providing me a “mindfulness” alternative in a Jewish tradition. My desire to live an ever more meaningful life led me to search for a better understanding of God’s will for me. Mussar is satisfying my quest.
John Ourisman

Mussar has proven to be a true life companion. I see changes occurring in long held patterns, particularly in the realm of patience. I see myself available to others, receiving feedback that this is true, and yet I understand when self-care is needed and appropriate. In other words, Mussar, as taught by CCM, provides a language and a framework for creating a healthy soul container while acting in our fragmented world.
Martha Hare

In a challenging situation, I ask myself how I should respond from a “Mussar” perspective and that self-reflection helps me to react in a more caring and generous way. I have also been enriched by the relationships I have formed with my study partners and teachers – meaningful bonds with wonderful people.
Debbie Levin

2023 Classes for

New Students

Seeds of Mussar

No prerequisite – Open to all

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Foundations of Mussar

No prerequisite – Open to all (Note: if you have not taken the Seeds of Mussar class, please contact the appropriate Madrich(ah) before enrolling in Foundations.

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Spring 2023 Classes

Spring 2023!

Seeds of Mussar

Madrichah: Rabbah Gila Caine 

Fee: $100

Mondays on ZOOM

Time: 7:00PM – 8:00PM MT

Dates: January 30 to February 27, 2023  

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This class is open to all new students.

Spring 2023!

Seeds of Mussar

Madrichah: Martha Hare 

Fee: $100

Tuesdays on ZOOM

Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM ET

Dates: January 31 to March 14, 2023  (NOTE: no class on 2/7 or 2/28)

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Spring 2023!

Seeds of Mussar

Madrichah: Cathy Schechter 

Fee: $100

Tuesdays on ZOOM

Time: TBD

Dates: TBD

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Spring 2023!

Foundations/Kibbush I

Madrichah: Sandi Kirschner 

Fee: $325

Every Other Monday on ZOOM

Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM ET

Dates: January 23 to May 29, 2023  

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This class is open to all Mussar students.

Spring 2023!

Mussar and Theology 2: Reading Heschel

Madrich: Rabbi Ira Stone 

This second class on Mussar and Theology will focus on the work of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Heschel’s brief work, “Who is Man,” will be read and discussed, and should be purchased prior to the start of the class.

NOTE: this class is open to all Mussar students, even those who did not take the Fall classes.

Fee: $180

Every Thursday on ZOOM

Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

Dates: January 12 to March 16, 2023  

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