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


The Jewish world is asking for deeper, richer spirituality. You Shall be Holy: A Community Mussar Program, specifically designed for Reconstructionist Congregations, meets this need. At the center of this course is the inspiring book Everyday Holiness by Alan Morinis, Dean of The Mussar Institute. The course explores nine of the most important soul-traits (middot) through weekly group meetings personal study and practice. Discussions are led by a facilitator trained by The Mussar Institute who will guide each participant to develop a personal life curriculum within the safety and support of like-minded seekers.

This program provides congregations with a comprehensive package of educational and spiritual tools, rooted in a Jewish framework, that will deepen self-awareness and foster holiness.

We are please 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 YSBH program)

If you are interested in bringing these transformative Mussar teachings to your congregation/organization, please email 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.