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Judaic & Israel
Judaic and Israel classes are in partnership with New Synagogue of Palm Beach, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth EI, Temple Israel and Temple Judea, and taught by their clergy or education directors. These classes are offered free of charge to participating synagogue members, with the exception of the Hebrew classes for which there is a fee.
Mussar: The Way of a Higher Self
Do you have a spiritual practice? Mussar, a 1,000 year old Judaic spiritual perspective, developed as a Jewish movement in Eastern Europe in the 19th century in order to assist us in our ethical and spiritual development. Our goal is to reach our highest spiritual potential through living a life of holiness. We will meet together twice a month to study individual soul-traits (middot), using material developed by the Mussar Institute, and to explore different Mussar techniques, including meditation, chanting, kabbalot, visualizations and contemplations. We will also study in smaller groups in preparation for the meetings. Everyday Holiness, by Alan Morinis, will be the core text of this experience. This Mussar experience will ask participants to look at themselves, their soul-traits, their life-attitudes and walk the Mussar path during their life journey.
Dr. Barry Horowitz is a local physician and has been a Temple Israel member for almost 20 years. He has studied and practiced Mussar for several years and is a graduate of the Mussar Institute’s Manchim course, which teaches how to facilitate a Mussar group. For the past seven years, Dr. Horowitz has facilitated a similar course of study.
Mondays | 7:00-8:30 pm
January 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 13, 27
Free to Members of Participating Temples
Free to Mandel JCC Members
6 Classes: $50 Guest
*Please register by January 9 as materials will be sent out prior to the first class.
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