The Jewish Road to Character: A Journey Into the Study and Practice of Mussar
May 21 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
One event on February 27, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on March 12, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on March 26, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on April 23, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on May 7, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on May 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm
One event on June 4, 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: Feb 13, 27, Mar 12, 26, Apr 23, May 7,21 and Jun 4
Fee: $175 per semester
Register/Pay for the Winter/Spring course 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.