JTS to Host Author of "Everyday Holiness"

Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu

August 17, 2007, New York, NY

Author Alan Morinis will discuss his newest book, Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 6 at The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street), New York City. The event is free and open to the community.

Everyday Holiness introduces the reader to the centuries-old spiritual tradition known as Mussar, an approachable and highly practical set of teachings for cultivating spiritual growth and fulfillment.

A Rhodes Scholar, Morinis is an award-winning television and film producer, and the author of Climbing Jacob’s Ladder. Founder and director of the Mussar Institute, he has been a student of the Mussar tradition since 1997.

Dessert will be served and lunch may be purchased at the JTS Cafeteria. The event is being sponsored by The Rabbinical School and the Office of Student Life. For further information and to RSVP, please contact Rabbi Lisa Gelber at (212) 678-8814 or ligelber@jtsa.edu. Photo ID is required.

Editors/Reporters: For further information please contact Sherry Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678-8953 or shkirschenbaum@jtsa.edu.

Founded in 1886 as a rabbinical school, The Jewish Theological Seminary today is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism worldwide, encompassing a world-class library and five schools. JTS trains tomorrow's religious, educational, academic and lay leaders for the Jewish community and beyond.