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Scholar In Residence – Rabbi Marc Margolius

March 1, 2019

Becoming Our Best Selves: A Spiritual Path of Character Development

Community Learning @ The Well invites you to an inspiring weekend of learning with Rabbi Marc Margolius, Senior Program Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality.


Stay after Friday night services (5:45 pm) and enjoy a congregational Shabbat dinner followed by learning with Rabbi Margolius
Becoming a Mensch Through the Practice of Refining our Soul Traits

Cost: $25/person – Register by February 20



Rabbi Margolius will share a D’var Torah
Fostering Sacred Connections

12:30 pm | Learning Following Shabbat Lunch:
How to Open a Closed Heart and Hand: Cultivating Generosity


How to Open a Closed Heart and Hand: Cultivating Generosity

A Public event co-sponsored by The Well and Hineni

No matter your experience with these practices, this ENGAGE-ing event will offer something for you.

  • Middot are the character traits (kindness, generosity, order, responsibility etc.) that both these practices work with.
  • Mussar is a traditional Jewish spiritual pathway of contemplative practices, exercises and text study that help create personal transformation and deepen our connections with ourselves, our communities and with God.
  • Tikkun Middot, a variation on Mussar, adds an intentional element of non-judgemental mindfulness to the practice.

9:45 – 10:00 am | Registration & Breakfast Nosh

10:00 – 10:15 am | Introduction

10:15 – 11:15 am | Keynote: Rabbi Margolius – Tikkun Middot: Judaism as a Spiritual Practice of Transformation

11:15 – 11:30 am | Break & Nosh

11:30 am – 12:45 pm | Middot Va’ad with Rabbi Margolius

12:45 – 1:00 pm | Wrap Up

Cost: $20/person in advance, $25 at the door, free for ages 30 and under. (No financial barriers to participation – contact Liz Rappaport at 952.873.7314.)


Community partners include: Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Beth Jacob Congregation, Bet Shalom Congregation, Mayim Rabim, Temple Israel, Shir Tikvah Synagogue, Mt. Zion Temple

Rabbi Marc Margolius

Rabbi Margolius is at the forefront of integrating mindfulness practice into synagogue life. He has served as the spiritual leader at West End Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side where he developed a systemic congregational model rooted in Jewish spiritual/ethical values (middot). He currently serves as the Senior Program Director of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality whose mission is to revitalize Jewish Life by  making it meaningful, resilient and open hearted.



March 1, 2019
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