Awakening Hearts and Minds
A Mussar Practice Intensive Retreat

Date: May 6 - 9, 2018
The Mussar Institute’s annual retreat provides both new and experienced students with the skills and tools to integrate the practice of Mussar into their daily lives, with guidance from dynamic and experienced educators. Participants will spend three days in a collective and interactive setting, learning classic Mussar spiritual practices such as chanting, journaling, meditation, and kabbalot that will sharpen attendees’ Mussar perspectives. 

Every participant will enjoy one-on-one time with faculty members, as well as participation in a Mussar va’ad - a small group designed to support our Mussar practices. In addition to whole group learning opportunities, students will also have individual time to reflect, walk, pray, and rest.

All who are interested in the practice of Mussar, regardless of previous experience, are encouraged to join in this awakening of hearts and minds.
  • Cost: $495. After April 4, 2018, the price is $550.

  • Lodging: Registrants are responsible for making their own reservations at our local hotel. We will be using the Drury Plaza Hotel, located at 355 Chesterfield Center East, Chesterfield, MO. Please call 1-800-325-0720 and use Group Code 2332454, or book online to make your reservation by April 4th to guarantee a rate of $135/night. If you wish to share a room and have TMI find you a roommate, please indicate that on your registration form. Wait until we have found you a roommate before making your reservation.

  • Location: The Retreat and all meals, including a light breakfast, will be held at Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.

  • Transportation: The hotel has a shuttle to the Congregation and we will organize Uber or taxis to the Congregation. 

  • Food: All food will be Glatt Kosher.
What Last Year's Attendees Are Saying

“I am on a mussar high and am floating my way back into my day-to-day world a healthier, happier, more balanced person? Thank you TMI!”
“I totally believe that I have been the recipient of a very valuable 3-day event that will serve me for a long time.”
Practice Retreat Teachers

Avi Fertig, Associate Dean of The Mussar Institute
Cyndee Levy, Director of the Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis
Alan Morinis, Founder and Dean of The Mussar Institute