Temple Sholom was founded in 1956 and is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism. We are a Reform congregation that is known for its warmth. We are an open congregation which has a policy and a long-standing practice of inclusion.
Alan Morinis Scholar in Residence: What is mussar and why should I care"
March 21, 2014 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
Temple Sholom in Broomall will be hosting Mussar Scholar Alan Morinis as Scholar in Residence March 21-23.
Friday March 21
8:00Shabbat Services and Program "What is Mussar and Why Should I Care?"
Mussar is a centuries old Jewish body of teachings, a perspective, and a disciplined practice that provides distinctively Jewish answers to the sorts of questions any thinking person asks about life.
Saturday Afternoon March 22
4:00Adult program "Why You Are How You Are -- a Jewish Perspective"
(based on the 15th century German book of Jewish ethics, Orchot Tzaddikim).
Sunday March 23
10am Brunch with Alan Morinis ($15 per person)
"Personal Change with the Tools of Mussar -- a Jewish pathway for becoming a mensch".
Sunday March 23
12:30 Parent/Grandparent Program : Raising a Mensch —Instilling
Jewish Values In Your Children and Grandchildren
Alan Morinis is an anthropologist, filmmaker, writer and student of spiritual traditions. For the past sixteen years the nearly-lost Jewish spiritual discipline of Mussar has been his passion, and he is now a leading interpreter of Mussar teachings and practices. Born and raised in a culturally Jewish but non-observant home, he studied anthropology at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning his doctorate at that university. Alan has written books and produced feature films, television dramas and documentaries and has taught at several universities and now regularly gives lectures and workshops in Mussar thought and practice. His journey to discover the Mussar teachings is recorded in the book Climbing Jacob’s Ladder (2002). His guide to Mussar practice, entitled Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar, was published in 2007 and his Mussar handbook, Every Day, Holy Day, came out in 2010 . He is currently Dean of The Mussar Institute, which he founded in 2004 (www.mussarinstitute.org). The Mussar Institute offers courses and training in Mussar in dozens of cities to thousands of people annually.
Events are free (with the exception of Sunday's brunch). Rsvp to Saturday or Sunday programs to reserve your space. Walk in welcome.