Congregation M’kor Hayim will hold an orientation for its second Mussar study group on Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m., at Tucson Hebrew Academy, with Rabbi Helen Cohn and facilitator Nan Rubin.
The ancient Jewish practice of Mussar, rooted in Jewish texts, is an ethical and spiritual approach to daily life. Mussar, says Rubin, has been made more accessible by Alan Morinis, author of “Everyday Holiness: The Spiritual Path to Mussar” and founder of the Mussar Institute.
M’kor Hayim’s second Mussar group meets twice a month on alternate Tuesday evenings. Members work together on a variety of character traits (middot) such as patience, humility, generosity, honor and trust, says Rubin, “in order to correct personal imbalances, refine how we relate to others, and discover ways to bring more of these qualities into the world.” Attendance at the orientation is required to join the study group. For more information, contact Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 751-2899.