The Jewish communities of Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Taos will convene from 1-4:30 p.m. March 10 at St. John’s College for Yom Limmud: A Day of Jewish Learning, Arts and Culture.
The celebration will begin with a keynote by visiting scholar Dr. Alan Morinis, “Change Yourself, Change the World: The Jewish Spiritual Tradition of Mussar.”
Each attendee will have the opportunity to choose two workshops from a number of offerings.
The afternoon will include refreshments and socializing. Tickets are $12 in advance or $18 at the door.
Alan Morinis is an anthropologist, filmmaker, writer and student of spiritual traditions. For the past 15 years, his passion has been the nearly-lost Jewish spiritual discipline of Mussar.
Now he is a leading interpreter of Mussar teaching and practices. Morinis’ guide to Mussar practice, Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar , was published in 2007 and the handbook Every Day, Holy Day in 2010.
Morinis currently is the dean of the Mussar Institute, which he founded in 2004.
Mussar is a Jewish practice for self-improvement that focuses on living a more conscientious life to heighten awareness of the world and one’s responsibilities. The aim of Mussar is to help us to become more holy, more whole.