Because the Jewish tradition of Mussar offers the Jewish world a deep and rich experience of spirituality, The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and The Mussar Institute (TMI) have teamed up to offer Seeking Everyday Holiness: A Community Mussar Program.
The program brings participants into a deep exploration of the nine most important soul-traits or middot. The text, which every participant receives, is the inspiring book, Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis, Founder of The Mussar Institute. Based on the text, participants are guided through a weekly study of a middah. Through discussions in a safe, small group of like-minded seekers, led by a facilitator trained by The Mussar Institute, participants begin to explore and create their own personal life curriculum.
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 deepen self-awareness and foster holiness.
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PROCESS AND FEES
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 SEH program)
If you are interested in bringing these transformative Mussar teachings to your congregation/organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can direct you to the appropriate package. We will be happy to assist you and answer any questions.
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.