The Spirit of Integrity
A Mussar Study Group with Estelle Frankel
Alternate Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm
April 14 & 28 | May 12 & 26 | June 9
Sliding scale $90 – $150
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Mussar, the ancient Jewish practice of character refinement, forms an integral part of Jewish spiritual life. Its aim is to help us actualize our full potential for wholeness and holiness and live with impeccable integrity. In many ways mussar is a form of mentsh training. By cultivating the virtues and soul traits (middot) that make us whole, we fully realize our human and divine nature and fulfill the commandment to “walk in God’s ways.”
In this study group we will explore five core virtues using classic and contemporary Jewish sources as well as insights from the field of positive psychology and other spiritual traditions. In addition to text study and group discussion we will use experiential learning modalities including expressive arts, poetry, journaling, and guided meditation.
Instructor: Estelle Frankel, MFT is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual director and seasoned teacher of Jewish studies. She is the author of Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty.