Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mussar Shmooze, 7:30 pm

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 20, 2020

Mussar Shmooze: Join in ongoing learning organized around a particular mussar-related work, from classical to modern.The evening of learning, over hearty soup & bread, will close with an opportunity for participants to share from their learning. Please be in touch with M. Sutton if you have something in mind to learn and would like a hevruta, or for suggestions on what to learn. We have a variety of classical and modern mussar-related sefarim available.
Two chaburot on contemporary approaches already getting started based on participants’ interests, open to all:
*The thought of Yemima with Naama Sadan: Yemima Avital (1929-1999) was a descendant of a kabbalist dynasty, a psychologist and a Hassidic healer. Her teachings are learned by thousands of Israelis who wish to bring more balance and depth to their life. In this workshop, we will learn the introduction to her teachings and will practice one of her writing exercises (offered in English).
*Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar: Mussar is an illuminating, approachable, and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life. This book by Alan Morinis offers an accessible and inspiring introduction to this Jewish spiritual path.
Note: A daytime session on the thought of Yemima will be offered on Thursdays beginning in December.
Bimonthly, Wednesday Nights at 7:30 pm, February 5, February 19, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 22, May 6, May 20


February 19, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Congregation Beth Israel


Congregation Beth Israel
1630 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
+ Google Map

We are CBI

  • Thom and Betty Thom and Betty
  • Ori and Rena Ori and Rena
  • Katrin Katrin
  • Bob and Barbara Bob and Barbara
  • Leslie and Alan Leslie and Alan
  • Nell and Chaim Nell and Chaim
  • Joan Joan
  • Josh and Jen Josh and Jen