Oct

20 2021

Mussar Class with Rabbi Betsy (BIC)

7:30PM - 8:40PM  

Beth Israel Center via Zoom to start

Contact Sarah Masa-Myers
office@bethisraelcenter.org

In this discussion-centered class, you will study a variety of Jewish texts that focus on character traits, also called soul traits. In 12 Wednesday evening sessions (beginning in October and concluding in June), explore topics such as Wisdom/Chochma, Generosity/N'divut, Compassion/Rachamim, Spiritual Friendship/Chevruta, Equanimity/Menuchat HaNefesh, Trust/Bitachon, and much more. Together, we will explore how we can integrate each trait into our lives with focused intention, so that we can improve our relationships with others we encounter and with our deepest selves.

To gain a sense of what Mussar is, see the following:
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-musar-movement/
https://americanmussar.com/what-is-mussar-excerpt/
https://mussarinstitute.org/what-is-mussar/

Rabbi Betsy's Mussar class will generally meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month, 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm, on Zoom. (A hybrid option may be available if there is interest) The current schedule is below, but please check the BIC calendar online for any changes.

November 17
December 1 & 15
January 5 & 19
February 2 & 16
March 2 (no class on March 16-Purim!)
April 6
May 4
June 1

Course materials are available in two formats -- print (for $36) and online (for $18). The online version is not printable. When you register, we will provide the links for you to order the course materials directly from the publisher. If you need help, just ask.

To register, email office@bethisraelcenter.org or call (608) 256-7763.

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