The Jewish Road to Character: A Journey Into the Study and Practice of Mussar
December 5 @ 7:45 pm
One event on November 7, 2019 at 7:45 pm
One event on November 21, 2019 at 7:45 pm
One event on December 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm
One event on December 19, 2019 at 7:45 pm
One event on January 2, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on January 16, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on January 30, 2020 at 7:45 pm
An introductory course with Rabbi Eric Gurvis
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual discipline that helps us to nurture depth of soul and spirit. Through the exploration of Jewish wisdom and insight, we develop a way of living that reflects inner-peace, ethical living, and deepened appreciation for life’s blessings.
Thursday evenings, 7:45 – 9:15 pm
8 Sessions: Oct 24, Nov 7, 21, Dec 5, 19, Jan 2, 16, 30
Fee: $175 per semester
Class size is limited. Interested? Register Today
Register/Pay online or register by sending your check to the Synagogue’s Blum Executive office.
Questions? Please contact Terri Swartz Russell
Rabbi Eric Gurvis
is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, with a BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies, and was ordained as a Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Eric has served congregations in New York City; Jackson, Mississippi; Teaneck, New Jersey; and in Newton, Massachusetts. In July 2019 he will begin serving Sha’arei Shalom – a Jewish congregation serving Ashland and Metrowest.
Eric has trained with The Mussar Institute and is a certified Mussar Va’ad leader. He has long been deeply involved in youth activities and Jewish camps, interfaith work, and Israel programming and education. Eric is a Senior Rabbinic Fellow of the Hartman Institute in 2013, where he serves on the Rabbinic Advisory Council. Eric and his wife, Laura Kizner Gurvis have four children and a grandson in whom they take great delight.