Mussar: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living | Congregation Beth Am

Mussar: Jewish Wisdom for Everyday Living

Taught by Beth Am Congregant Greg Marcus

A thousand years ago, rabbis asked: Why is it hard to be good? The Jewish spiritual practice of Mussar grew out of the recognition that we have an internal world that makes it hard to keep our cool, and do or say the right things. In today’s challenging political, cultural, and social media environment, we need guidance on how to show up as the best version of ourselves. Come join this highly interactive experience to learn how the mindfulness practice of Mussar can help you become more present, stress less, and love more. See the online session list for specific session times and locations. Registration is now open online.

Greg Marcus has been practicing and facilitating Mussar for seven years. He is a graduate of the Mussar Institute’s facilitator training program, Manchim, and is the author of The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar, which is based on a class he created at Congregation Beth Am. Greg worked for ten years as a marketer in Silicon Valley. He received a Ph.D. from MIT and a B.A. from Cornell University. Today he is a rabbinical student at the Academy of Jewish Religion California.


Co-sponsored by HAMAQOM – The Place.

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We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).