Mussar Institute Kallah Experience

Mussar is a Jewish ethical, educational and cultural movement that developed originally in 19th century Lithuania. Today, it has blossomed into a spiritual-practice program that helps us gain insights to our lives and the relationships that enrich them. Our congregation has taught, learned, and embodied many of the middot (values) that Mussar offers.

For those who would like to delve deeper into this practice, the Mussar Institute has partnered with our congregation by offering a special $50 discount to Temple Adat Elohim members who wish to participate in a 3-day (virtual) Kallah experience; Seeking Shalom, Inside and Out.

Join Alan Morinis and Avi Fertig for The Mussar Institute’s  14th annual Kallah (retreat). Take a 3-day deep dive into the teachings and practices of Mussar. Experience workshops and dialogue on Mussar movement, chanting, text study, and art. Connect with a community dedicated to Jewish spirituality in the 1,000-year-old tradition of Mussar. All recordings are available to attendees for 1 year.

The dates are January 31, February 1 and 2. With the AEFriend code, save $50 off tuition. The discounted registration costs are $349 for non-Chavarim members; or $249 for Chavarim members. To learn more about the Kallah, CLICK HERE. To learn more about the Mussar Institute, CLICK HERE.

In this time of extreme isolation and concern, perhaps it is the ideal time to turn inward and explore the values that guide, comfort, and inspire our lives.

Mythology of Judaism Class with Rabbi Lotker

Wait – What!  The Delightful & Surprising Mythology of Judaism

Judaism has a rich mythology that is unknown to most of us.  In a series of 5 classes, Rabbi Lotker will introduce the enormous range of classic texts (including Torah, Bible, Talmud, Midrash, Kabbalistic, medieval folklore, and Hasidic) that contribute to this eye-opening treasure.  Subjects will include myths of Angels, the Garden of Eden, the Messiah, Hell, the Angel of Death, Lilith and the Shekinah – the bride of God.  Much of the material will be drawn from Howard Schwartz’s Tree of Souls: the Mythology of Judaism.  

The virtual class will take place on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/8190896166