Instruction, resources & community for those seeking greater awareness, wisdom, and transformation through the Jewish spiritual path of Mussar.



The Mussar Institute (TMI) convenes and supports a global community of Mussar students and advances the study and practice of Mussar, a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation.

The Mussar Institute was founded in 2004, by Dr. Alan Morinis, author of several books on Mussar and a recognized leader in the contemporary Mussar movement, to organize a response for requests for courses and facilitator training in Mussar teachings and practices. The work of the institute includes developing and providing courses for students at all levels of Mussar experience, convening and supporting international groups or va’adim that meet regularly, usually through online video conferences and providing retreats and other opportunities to connect and grow. TMI serves individuals, groups, and organizations regardless of affiliation.