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Mussar: Leading from the Inside Out


February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

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February 2, 9 and 16, 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Edie Raphael

Leadership begins within you. Learn how Mussar – the traditional Jewish craft of character development – can help you to lead a good life and lead our community. We offer this three-part series for beginners and those already on the journey. 

  • $36 is the registration fee for this series.
  • This event is complimentary for professionals of supporting organizations and lay leadership pass holders.
  • Annual lay leadership passes are available for $180 with access to all Na’aleh programs. Learn more.
  • Sessions will be limited to 20 participants.

To be placed on a waiting list, contact Shirley Hott at shott@naalehbaltimore.org.

Zoom link will be provided in advance of the virtual event. 

This is a three-part series. Registration here includes the sessions two and three.

Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up. 

In lieu of a registration fee, please consider making a gift to The Associated by visiting associated.org/give. You will also have the opportunity to make your 2021 Annual Campaign gift to The Associated. 

Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning offers community-wide interactive and inspiring learning opportunities for professionals and volunteers to connect and grow as leaders working together to ensure a vibrant Baltimore Jewish community. Na’aleh (formerly known as the Center for Leadership) unites our three successful Jewish leadership programs – ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Learning Institute (ACHARAI), The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development (DFI) and The Associated’s Center for Community Engagement and Leadership (CCEL). Learn more about Na’aleh at naalehbaltimore.org.

Dr. Edie Raphael


Edith “Edie” Raphael, PhD, RYT 500 is a Wexner Heritage Alumna, an experienced educator who is passionate about finding, creating and sharing meaningful spiritual connections to Judaism. Edie is a recipient of the Dorbrecht Grant for Judaic Yoga and was named one of Baltimore’s favorite yoga teachers in Baltimore Magazine’s “Best of Baltimore.” She has assumed many lay leadership roles at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation including serving on its board and Executive Committee and creating BHC’s “Exploring Spirituality Series.” Edie is the author of Mussar Yoga (Jewish Lights, 2014), and The Art of Being Present (Red Lizard Press, 2018) and she has over 11 years of experience leading yoga and mindfulness in Baltimore and around the country. Currently Dr. Raphael teaches high school history and English at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

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