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    OFJCC Mussar Group

    7-session course promoting balance, strength and character development through a Jewish lens

    When: Monday, 3/12/2018; Sunday, 3/25/2018; Every other Monday, 4/9/2018 - 6/4/2018

    Session dates: Mondays, 3/12/2018 - 6/4/2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Room G-100

    OFJCC ICC Mussar MindfulnessWhat is Mussar?

    Mussar, which means discipline, instruction or moral conduct, has been touching many people recently, particularly during these uncertain times. Based on the centuries-old traditional Jewish ethical, educational and cultural movement, Vaad* groups have been popping up throughout North America and transforming lives through engaging spiritual practices within a contemporary Jewish context. Our tradition provides us with a toolbox for moral and ethical character development, enabling us to live moral and responsible lives, creating more meaningful relationships with our communities, and ourselves. "Love your neighbor as yourself" is a basic tenet of the practice of Mussar.

    The Course: Living with Mussar

    A seven-week class with the aim of helping individuals find awareness, balance and strength in key inner traits that are essential for leading a fulfilling life internally, as well as with others at home and at work. The traits we will be studying for this session include: Humility, Honor, Compassion, Order, Truth, Generosity and Awe.

    This series is a continuation of the previous two series, A Season of Mussar I and II, but newcomers are welcome.


    The Facilitator: Barbara Gottesman

    Barbara is a certified executive and leadership coach, former attorney and published author. She received a B.A. from the University of Toronto in International Relations, and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. She is a graduate of The Mussar Institute's Facilitator Training Program and leads Mussar groups throughout the Bay Area.


    Mondays, March 12, April 9 and 23, May 7 and 21, June 4
    Sunday, March 25
    7:30–9:00 PM
    Room G-100
    $118 General Public | $110 Members and J-Pass holders
    Scholarship support is available
    Contact: Tova Birnbaum | (650) 223-8694 | [email protected]

    * Vaad is an authorized Jewish representative body that serves in an advisory or supervisory capacity for activities


    Admission type
    General Public - $118.00
    Members & J-Pass holders - $110.00

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