Open Circle Jewish Learning:
An exploration of topics within the realm of Jewish spirituality, including Jewish Mindfulness, meditation, Mussar, and Mysticism
Rabbi David Jaffe
Tempel Emanuel, Newton
Tuesdays 8:30-10:00 am
September 12 ("Open Taste" introductory class), 26; October 10, 24; November 14, 28; December 5, 19; January 2, 16
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual discipline that helps us to nurture depth of soul and spirit. Through the exploration of Jewish wisdom and insight, we develop a way of living that reflects inner-peace, ethical living, and deepened appreciation for life’s blessings. Class size is limited.
Please note: Registration not available through Hebrew College for this class. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple Isaiah Mussar Group (FILLED)
Rabbi Carol Glass
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
September 12, 26; October 10, 24; November 7, 21; December 5, 19
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice drawing on centuries of Jewish wisdom about human behavior. Mussar provides a pathway to compassionately focus on ‘soul traits’ such as patience, humility, courage, and truthfulness, as well as a community for encouragement and support of personal spiritual growth. Our group will utilize everyday experiences such as communication in relationships, dealing with deadlines, functioning within community, paying attention, and making decisions, to help us each work towards becoming the person and Jew we aspire to be! Consistent attendance, confidentiality, and brief practice between sessions are all necessary.
Temple Beth Shalom, Needham
Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m.
September 14, 28; October 19, 26; November 2, 16, 30; December 7, 21, 2017; January 4, 2018
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual discipline that helps us to nurture depth of soul and spirit. Through the exploration of Jewish wisdom and insight, we develop a way of living that reflects inner-peace, ethical living, and deepened appreciation for life’s blessings. This course will accommodate beginners as well as more experienced students. Class size is limited.
Mussar and Your Health
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 19
Getting our healthiest - physically, emotionally and spiritually - can be a challenging undertaking. Mussar principles and practices can make it easier. In this nine-week course, we will study a new mussar trait every two weeks, with an emphasis on mussar practices that bring that trait alive in us and help us live our healthiest lives. The course will also include work on monthly and weekly goal-setting for our health and matching with an accountability partner, for participants who choose that option.
Mussar Study and Practice
Temple Sinai, Brookline
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 29; December 7, 14
An introduction to Mussar, the study and practice of Jewish ethics and self-development. Mussar offers a practical approach, rooted in Jewish teachings, to enhance our lives by studying and thoughtfully working on traits we wish to develop or improve in ourselves. These range from lovingkindness to curiosity, honor to humility. Join us as we work toward becoming the people we'd like to be!
Please contact Betsy More with any questions.