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



We welcome all people and communities around the world, regardless of affiliation, age, or prior knowledge of Mussar.

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

We provide:

For individuals: courses at a variety of levels – from beginner to experienced – via distance learning and onsite at various organizations.

For facilitators: training and networking.

For organizations: curricula and programs to support rabbis, cantors, and educators in leading robust and effective Mussar events and groups.

For all: two annual retreats, The Kallah, and Practice Retreat, as well as special webinars, books, articles, speakers, communications and other resources.

New to Mussar or The Mussar Institute? These pages may help.

What is Mussar?


What are the Core Mussar Practices?

What are the Key Middot or Soul Traits?

Introductory Web Meetings & Courses

Books that Open the Gates of Mussar

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