Sharing Appreciation

(Birthright Israel: Mayanot Staff Members)  As we pause and reflect on our achievements from the past year, and our hopes and expectations going into the new one, Mayanot would like to share a snapshot of the incredibly positive outcomes attained over the past 2019 summer season. 
The following data is taken from a report we received from Birthright Israel and Machon Szold, drawn from questionnaires filled out by our participants after their Israel trip. 
We are excited to share that being that the highest score given is a 6, the numbers below indicate our borderline excellence in all of these areas. 
Towards the end of the trip, the Israelis weremore interested in getting to know other Jews                    5.8                 

Towards the end of the trip, participants could relatemore to Jewish values                                                5.5

Towards the end of the trip, participants feltmore connected to Israel                                                          5.5


DATE CHANGE: Mayanot Leadership Gala

Please note our Gala DATE HAS CHANGED, to Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. SAVE THE DATE. 

The Mayanot Leadership Gala
December 17th, 2019


Hasten Family
Legacy Award

Cross River
Philanthropic Award

Exigent Capital Group
Eliezer Brender, Eric Davis & Simcha Mann
Builders of Zion Award
פרס בוני ציון

New York City – Hilton Hotel
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Wherever Life Leads: My Jewish Journey

Written by: Spencer Tate, current Mayanot men’s program student
Judaism. What does it mean? Life. What is it all about? Learning. How is it all possible? These are just some of the questions I have been pondering in recent years, and just some of the questions Mayanot has helped me begin to answer!
I was born in Boca Raton, Florida into a large Jewish community. Despite this, Judaism was never at the forefront of my upbringing. For me, Judaism was like clothes that you wear every day. It was there but I didn’t pay much attention to the value it had. Although my grandparents were Orthodox, for most of their life, my parents did not continue all of the traditions that they were brought up with. Instead, my parents valued other things and my father, who is a longtime marathon runner, introduced me to athletics from a young age.
Long before I knew it, I became an elite cross country and track runner in which everything I did was centered around running, somewhat like how one practices a relig…

Rosh Hashana Mazal Tov's!

Mazal Tov to the entire Mayanot family

Babies:  Anna and Dovi Abraham had a baby girl
Chloe Malka and Danny Ablev had a baby girl
Dahria and Nechemia Barkai had a baby boy
Chana Leah and Shea Nochum Bleznick had a baby boy
Nina and Joshua Chasin had a baby girl
Mushky and Tzemach Chazan had a baby girl 
Malkie and Yaakov Yosef Citrin had a baby boy 
Tania and Amit Friedlander had a baby girl 
Chaya and Adam Garcia had a baby girl 
Shterny and Yossi Glick had a baby girl 
Chaya and Ari Goldwaser had a  baby boy
Aliza and Shmuel Gomes had a baby boy
Tanya and Mordechai Guth had a baby boy
Raizel and Daniel Hubener had a baby girl 
Sheina and Mendel Jafee had a baby girl
Ruti and Asher Kaplan had a baby girl 
Sophia and Ariel Licht had a baby girl 
Liora and Josh Liggett ahd a baby girl 
Ariella and Rom Leibner had a baby girl 
Yehudis and Avrami Levitin had twins, a boy and a girl
Tzippy and shimmy Lowinger had a baby boy 
Leah and Yossi Nussbaum had a baby girl
Rochel and Pinchos Levy had a baby girl
Yutty a…

Building Progress Update: Sept 2019

(The roof top view, as renovations commence) 
After many years of laying the groundwork to  negotiate, purchase and assemble an A+ team, with G-d's help,  Mayanot has commenced the construction and renovations  of the New Mayanot World Center. 
Please follow along with us as #7 Ben Tzvi goes through its transformation. 

(our architectural team and project manager,  meeting before construction commences) 
(Shlomo Chaimson, our branch manager,  overseeing the very first day of construction) 

Mayanot Shul Renovation Project

As  you know, thousands of people have experienced davening at the Mayanot shul, with dancing, singing and inspiration. As a result, the floor became unstable and needed to be rebuilt. The cost of the project is 150,000 NIS (US$40,000). The floor and renovations will be finished this week (Friday, Sept 27, 2019) and we need your help to pay the contractors at the end of this week. We have raised 50,000 NIS and still need to raise 100,000 NIS ($28,000). 
We are turning to you our incredible Mayanot community, to reach out to your friends and neighbors and dig deep, to really help us make this happen. Let's continue to celebrate in the Mayanot shul and make it a place of simcha and joy for all. Please give generously. 
You can contribute by going to:For ($US): [email protected] for any questions 
For Israeli donations (Israel NIS): [email protected] for any questions 
I asked Barak Hullman our beloved baal tefil…

Our New Women’s Program Location

After 10 years in Katamon, the Mayanot women’s program has moved to the heart of the city, with a beautiful new space, which is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from all the major attractions; close to the old city, downtown Jerusalem, the Mahane Yehuda market and many more sought-after highlights.
Our women’s program Educational Director, Rivka Marga Gestetner, shared, “we started our semester off in our new space with such amazing energy, the learning reverberating in the new rooms. Although I will miss my walk to Mayanot, it is nice to have everyone around the corner now.”

Mayanot is known for its openness, welcoming environment and sincere intellectual and spiritual learning. Students gain the skills to both build their textual learning and develop a deep love of Torah, Judaism, and a connection to one’s heritage. We know our new ‘home’ will only enhance this for our students.
With the new move to the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem, Mayanot now has the opportunity to blend our …