My name is Judith Golden
I am a Cantorial Soloist and a Mussar Student, recently retired from a day job in the business world.
I'm excited to be able to share with you my love of Jewish learning and Jewish life through my Mussar Chants and my Rosh Chodesh poetry. I offer them with the hope that they will be useful to you and enriching on your life journey.
I have been studying Mussar since 2005 with The Mussar Institute. They have a variety of on-line learning opportunities as well as an annual Kallah and other programs.
Here is a link to their website: www.mussarinstitute.org
The chants on my site were developed through the course of my study, as I focused on each Middah, or soul trait, with the intention of bringing it into better balance in my life.
Rosh Chodesh Reflections
For a period of two years I facilitated a Rosh Chodesh group that met monthly to delve into the themes available for each Jewish month, related to holidays, time of year, and Torah portions. This was a very enriching time as I discovered the wisdom of the Jewish calendar and the personal growth path that is a natural part of our tradition. The poetry reflections came as I studied each month.