The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Tidewater Synagogue Leadership Council present

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A 4-day journey to a soulful Jewish life with Alan Morinis, Founder and Dean of The Mussar Institute

 photo Alan Morinis_zpsiruvz8az.jpg  Alan Morinis is an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition. He is a leading figure in the contemporary revival of this Jewish spiritual discipline, which emphasizes awareness, wisdom, and transformation.

 A Rhodes Scholar, Morinis is an anthropologist, filmmaker, teacher, and bestselling author of Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar and With Heart in Mind: Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life, in addition to other writing. 

Read more about Alan Morinis and The Mussar Institute here

This 4-day journey is open to Jews…and anyone who wants to learn and grow soulfully!  Tidewater Together is inclusive of all ages, genders, classes, religious affiliations, and degrees of observance.

 Admission to Tidewater Together conversations is free unless noted.


Thursday, Feb. 2 · 6:30pm · Discussion & Reception 
The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar 
At B’nai Israel Congregation | 420 Spotswood Avenue, Norfolk 
Friday, Feb. 3 · 12:00pm · Lunch & Learn 
The Ways of the Righteous: Contemporary Lessons from a 16th Century Text 
At Temple Israel | 7255 Granby Street, Norfolk 
Friday, Feb. 3 · 6:30pm Dinner* | 7:30pm Service & Oneg Shabbat 
You Shall Be Holy: Personal Transformation as a Jewish Imperative 
At Ohef Sholom Temple | 530 Raleigh Avenue, Norfolk 
Adults - $10 | Children 12 and under FREE | Kosher meals available for $15 | RSVP Required
To reserve your spot at the Tidewater Together Community Shabbat Dinner click here.
Dinner is NOT mandatory for attendance at 7:30pm community event 
Saturday, Feb. 4 · 9:30am · Service & Kiddush Lunch 
Torah Through a Mussar Lens: A Mussar Lesson from Parshat Bo 
At Congregation Beth El | 422 Shirley Avenue, Norfolk 
Saturday, Feb. 4 · 7:30pm · Discussion & Dessert Reception 
What is Spirituality? A Jewish Take. 
At Temple Emanuel | 424 25th Street, Virginia Beach 
Sunday, Feb. 5 · 10:00am · Brunch & Learn 
How to Get to Heaven: Practice! Practice! Practice! 
At Kehillat Bet Hamidrash Synagogue | 952 Indian Lakes Boulevard, Virginia Beach

Tidewater Together is presented by the Milton "Mickey" Kramer Scholar-in-Residence Fund, the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, and the Tidewater Synagogue Leadership Council.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Jasmine at or call 757-965-6138.
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