Mussar for a Meaningful Life – Spring 2023

Laila Goodman

Program: Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning: Texts and Traditions
Laila Goodman (see bio)
Day and Time:
Sundays 10-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
April 23, May 21 and June 4, 2023 (3 sessions)
Online via Zoom
Fee: $108
Generous financial scholarships available

Mussar is an ancient Jewish practice that helps one to work on incorporating ethical principles in small everyday actions. In this course, we will study character traits such as patience, respect, and gratitude and share our practice in working on incorporating small steps into our behavior. The class is based in Jewish texts and Jewish practice and the work is done through self-reflection and setting small goals. It provides a structure and opportunity do the inner work of exploring and discovering your moral fabric. Which character traits come naturally to you and have helped you to be a source of strength and comfort? Which character traits have been exposed as areas to work on to be your most holy, best self? We will learn about how to notice your behaviors and how to take small steps to work toward wholeness. This is a course that touches heart and head. Come discover your “soul curriculum,” a peek into a path that can help you to tap into your holiness.

This is a continuation of a class that started in the Fall 2022. New students are invited to join the Spring 2023 session.

Hebrew College Open Circle Jewish Learning classes are for learners of all backgrounds.