The Kirva Institute helps people create integrated Jewish spiritual lives by fusing the ethical and spiritual through structured, Torah-based, personal practice. Drawing heavily from the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and the Mussar movement, this practice includes Torah learning, time for connection with God, self-reflection about character traits and thoughtful caring for others and the larger world. It is our belief that the most authentic Jewish spiritual practice integrates Tikkun Ha’adam (personal growth) with Tikkun Ha’olam (social transformation). All of our programs address the reality of the individual soul in relationship with family, community and the larger society.