Classics of Mussar: Orchot Tzaddikim

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Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Orchot Tzaddikim is a classic Jewish text on Mussar, Jewish virtue ethics. Written in the 15th century by an anonymous author, the work devotes each chapter to a different middah, or soul-trait. For five hundred years, this book has helped readers gain insight into their own nature, practice character development, and live out their deepest meaning and highest aspirations. Join Kavana partner Bruce Kochis and Rabbi Jay LeVine for a deep dive into selections from the book, putting this ancient wisdom into conversation with our own experience and wisdom. Each class will focus on a different chapter and middah.

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Program dates:

Oct. 18

Oct. 25

Nov. 1

Nov. 15

Nov. 29

Dec. 6

Dec. 13

Program Staff

Rabbi Jay LeVine
Rabbi Jay LeVine

Rabbi Jay Asher LeVine is a life-long learner and seeker of wisdom and beauty. He is married to Rabbi Laura Rumpf and together they have a 15-month-old son, Ami. Rabbi Jay grew up the son of two music teachers in Willcox, Arizona, attended college at the University of Arizona where he earned dual degrees in Finance and Judaic Studies, and then entered rabbinical seminary at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. For the past six years, he has served as one of the rabbis at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA. He has been trained in community organizing and mussar facilitation, and is currently a member of the Jewish Studio Project's Creative Facilitators Training, a Jewish art process promoting healing and belonging.