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Jewish tradition instructs us to spend Elul, the month before Rosh HaShanah, rebalancing our relationships with God, others, and ourselves. Rabbi Drorah Setel, along with Barbara Grosh and Howard Brill, will lead a four-week Mussar series designed to help us in that process.

Thursday September 8: Yetzer HaTov / Becoming our Best Selves
Thursday September 15: Teshuvah / Returning
Thursday September 22: Tochachah / Accountability
Thursday September 29: Shalom / Wellbeing

Classes will start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Temple Emanu-El. All are welcome – no previous knowledge of Mussar is required.

Students are asked to attend all four 90 minutes sessions and to spend an additional hour each week in study and reflection The course is free to members of Temple Emanu-El and Temple Beth David; non-members are asked to make a donation of their choosing to the synagogues.

To register, please call the Temple Emanuel office and leave a message with Bernice (585)266-19778 or by email to

For more information, contact Rabbi Drorah Setel:; 585-266-1978 ext. 1.