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


The Jewish tradition of Mussar offers the Jewish world a deep and rich experience of spirituality.

The Mussar Institute’s course, Path of the Mensch: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living, is designed for and is exclusively available for Conservative communities.

The text for the course is Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute. The course probes nine of the most important soul-traits (middot in Hebrew) explored in that book, which makes traditional teachings accessible and applicable to the lives of contemporary people.

Each participant receives a copy of Everyday Holiness to guide their study with weekly lessons. Through discussion in a small group led by a Mussar Institute-trained facilitator and in one-on-one study with a chevruta, participants delve into texts and teachings that are relevant to the challenges and issues they face. It is our consistent experience that the wisdom of Mussar helps people develop awareness and wisdom for living and often leads to spiritual transformation.

Congregations will receive a comprehensive package of educational and spiritual tools, rooted in a Jewish framework, that will deepen self-awareness and foster holiness.

A 60-minute meeting template: Introduction to Mussar and Path of the Mensch.

Sample Newsletter Text describing the course.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer this program on a perpetual license with no per-participant fee. Purchase once and use as often as you wish in perpetuity. By purchasing the program materials, you agree not to re-sell or share to any individual or group outside of your congregation/organization, all materials are copyrighted by The Mussar Institute.

We offer flexible packages for new or continuing programs based on your facilitator training needs. Books are included for an additional $15 each shipped directly to your congregation.

    • Returning congregations/organizations: $450 for materials/facilitator guide + $15 per book, no training/support included
    • New congregations/organizations: $600 for materials/facilitator guide + $15 per book, 5 hours of phone/videoconference support included
    • New congregations/organizations: $750 for materials/facilitator guide + $15 per book, Yesod foundational Mussar facilitator training program enrollment for 1 included (must be scheduled and completed prior to facilitating the POM program)

Please email [email protected] so that we can help you bring transformative Mussar teachings to your congregation/organization and direct you to the appropriate package.

If you are ready to purchase the perpetual license for your congregation/organization, please do so now.  Once we receive your form we will invoice you. Upon payment, you will receive all the materials. For new groups purchasing the Yesod training program, your facilitator will be added to the next available cohort.