Courses by instructor: Ruth Gendler
Ruth Gendler is an artist and the author of the bestselling The Book of Qualities, the award winning Notes on the Need for Beauty and the anthology Changing Light. Now in its 54th printing, The Book of Qualities has been translated into several languages, used in classrooms to teach personification and values, adapted for theater and dance, and quoted widely in sermons and speeches. Contemplating qualities has proved to be a lively, useful and gentle way to educate the heart and mind.
Gendler's art work, including paintings, drawings, and monotypes, have been exhibited nationally and featured on the covers of several books in the United States and Asia. She has extensive experience in using art and creative processes as a way to kindle and make visible our intentions and questions.
The Art of Mussar: A Practice Group Blending Mussar and Expressive Arts
The study and practice of Mussar offers a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation. Its focus on tikkun middot, the refinement of character, enables us to ground our spiritual aspirations and live a life ...