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

Temple Emek Shalom Registration:

Mussar Study 2021—2022

 

CCM and Temple Emek Shalom (TES) in Ashland, OR, are excited to announce the joint presentation of Mussar classes this coming fall 2021—2022. This partnership is an opportunity to grow Mussar through a synagogue-based cohort. TES developed their Mussar community over the past seven years through the leadership of Rabbi Joshua Boettiger.

Scholarships are available on a limited basis. For more information or to apply for a scholarship please contact: mtowbin@contemporarymussar.org.

*These classes are for students affiliated with TES; if you are not affiliated, please visit the CCM Current Class page for classes open to all.

First Year: New Students

Welcome to your First Year of Mussar study with TES in partnership with CCM!

Your first year membership includes access to Rabbi Joshua Boettiger’s Weekly Shiur, Mussar classes with a Va’ad, Chevruta, certified Madrich, and guidance with ongoing study. Also, you will have access to the CCM Monthly Newsletter, special events, and Mussar study series offered by the CCM Rabbinical Advisory Committee.

Madrichot: Harriet Saturen and Adie Goldberg

Annual Fee: $500.00
REGISTER HERE

Second Year Students

Welcome to your Second Year of Mussar study with TES in partnership with CCM!

Your second year membership includes access to Rabbi Joshua Boettiger’s Weekly Shiur, Mussar classes with a Va’ad, Chevruta support, certified Madrich, and guidance with ongoing study. Also, you will have access to the CCM Monthly Newsletter, special events, and Mussar study series offered by the CCM Rabbinical Advisory Committee.

Madrichot: Shelia Canal, Marty Towbin, Adie Goldberg

Annual Fee: $500.00
REGISTER HERE

Third Year Students

Welcome to your Third Year of Mussar study with TES in partnership with CCM!

Your third year membership includes access to Rabbi Joshua Boettiger’s Weekly Shiur, Mussar classes with a Va’ad, Chevruta support, certified Madrich, and guidance with ongoing study. Also, you will have access to the CCM Monthly Newsletter, special events, and Mussar study series offered by the CCM Rabbinical Advisory Committee.

Madrichot: Marty Towbin, Sheila Canal, Harriet Saturen

Annual Fee: $500.00

REGISTER HERE

Fourth Year and Beyond

Welcome to your Fourth Year and Beyond of Mussar study with TES in partnership with CCM!

Your membership includes access to Rabbi Joshua Boettiger’s Weekly Shiur, Mussar classes with a self-facilitated Va’ad, ongoing Chevruta support, protocol support by certified Madrich, and guidance with ongoing study. Also, you will have access to the CCM Monthly Newsletter, special events, and Mussar study series offered by the CCM Rabbinical Advisory Committee.

Annual Fee: $360.00
REGISTER HERE