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Nisyonot: Turning Life’s Tests into Spiritual Growth
Leaders: Avi Fertig and Alan Morinis

Life is a series of spiritual tests, one thing after another.

If it’s not a strained relationship, it is a financial crisis. The demands of raising our children in a modern world compete with the needs of aging parents. Or it’s health issues. Or work challenges. The list never ends. As Alan likes to say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s five others.”

In the perspective of the Mussar tradition, this is just how life is and how it was set up to be. We have no choice about that. Where we do have choices is whether we see the constant testing as an unfortunate burden, or do we see it as the opportunity to actualize our potential and to grow spiritually?

How can we learn to live life with this perspective? How can we turn life’s tests into opportunities for spiritual growth?

Do not miss this opportunity to study the wisdom of our tradition and discover how to turn life’s tests into opportunities for growth.

    • Webinar 1: Release: Sunday, June 2
    • Webinar 2: Release: Sunday, June 16
    • Webinar 3: Live: Sunday, June 30



2018 Webinar Series: Living in Stormy Times

Webinar #1: Meditation as Mussar Practice with Alan Morinis.

Webinar #2: Visualization & Contemplation with Chasya Uriel-Steinbauer.

Webinar #3: The Art of Internalizing through Mussar Chanting with Chaim Safren.

Webinar #4: Calming the Storm through Mussar Yoga: Experiencing Equanimity and Trust in the Body with Edith Raphael Brotman.

Webinar #5 Journaling or CheshboHaNafesh/Soul Accounting with Rabbi David Jaffe.

Webinar with Shmuly Yanklowitz: Shalom – “Peace Inside & Outside” – May 2016
Webinar with Sheldon Lewis: Machloket L’shem Shamayim
Webinar with Robert Mass: On Mussar in the Workplace
Webinar with Rabbi David Lapin: Introduction to Mussar in the Workplace
Webinar with Pam Wax: On Mussar & Spiritual Healing
Webinar with Marilyn Paul: Moving from Chaos to Order
Webinar with Marc Margolius: Middot and building community 20160417
Webinar with Gary Shaffer: On Mussar in the Workplace – Mediation
Webinar with Dr Henry Wodnicki: On Mussar of Health & Medicine
Webinar with David Jaffe: Mussar and Conflict Resolution 20160214 1705 1
Webinar with Daniel Roth: Tochachah between yelling in frustration and constructive communication 2
Webinar with Amy Eilberg: The Soul Work of Pursuing Peace 20160131 1700 1
Webinar 1 with Marilyn Paul: Mussar of Order and Will 20140323 1600 1
Webinar – Leading With Jewish Values: A Taste of Mussar