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Mayanot is offering internships in Israel

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This summer students and young adults from around the world can learn Torah in Jerusalem and intern with leading Israeli companies. Check out the video on our Youtube Channel, or by clicking here. Mayanot has been a leading center of Jewish education, Torah study and Israel experience for over 25 years. This summer, Mayanot has partnered with Onward Israel to combine world class Torah learning with top notch Internships, at leading companies and organizations in sectors such as: hi-tech, medicine, agriculture, education and many more. Students can gain real work experience in Israel and advance their resumes, while learning about their heritage and gaining traditional Torah learning skills, enhancing their connection to Judaism, their heritage and Israel. The first three weeks include full time learning at the Mayanot Yeshiva, in person as well as guided tours around Israel, opportunities to volunteer and amazing Shabbatons. If a quarantine period is necessary, students will qua

Birthright CEO Thanks Chabad Partnership

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  Birthright Israel International CEO, Gidi Mark, with Mayanot's Birthright Director of Operations,  Levi Margolin and his son Chaim Tzvi, at the Birthright Israel Headquarters in Modi'in, Israel. Mr. Gidi Mark, International CEO of Birthright Israel, acknowledged two decades of successful partnership between Birthright and Chabad on Campus in a letter to Rabbi Levi Margolin, Director of Operations at Mayanot Israel, the Birthright division of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies. “I would like to take this opportunity to convey my appreciation to you and to Rav [Shlomo] Gestetner for the Birthright Israel-Chabad on Campus partnership through Mayanot, that has been so successful since the year 2000” wrote Mark in his letter. “The dedication, devotion, and leadership of the Chabad campus rabbis in both recruiting and leading thousands of students on hundreds of trips over the years, have been essential to this success.” Since January 2000, when the Mayanot Institute of

Sharing the Joy of Purim: A Torah idea from Current Student Roee Raviv

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  Written by: Roee Raviv, Current Mayanot Men's Program Student  I am currently learning at Mayanot and would like to share a teaching from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Something that I have learnt recently, about the magnitude of the Simcha (joy) we experience on Purim and of a Jew’s constant state of self-sacrifice for Hashem (G-d) as Purim quickly approaches here in the Holy Land and also around the globe. I was given the opportunity to connect with Chabad On the Coast in Tel Aviv, after which I made Aliyah and then decided to attend the Mayanot Institue of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, exactly a year ago last Purim. Mayanot has changed my life and my relationship to Yiddishkeit (Judaism).   Most importantly it has made me proud to be a Jew and has helped me grow in my love for G-d and others. I realize now that I have always been loved by G-d regardless of my religious affiliations, so too the way G-d loves all of his children, and since coming to Mayanot I have been able to sl

The Mayanot Moment is back

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We are very excited to share with you that Mayanot has again started up  the 'Mayanot Moment' series. Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner, Dean of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, has taken the lead on this project, stating, "Sharing Torah is our first and foremost mission and therefore in these trying times it is especially essential to continue to set an example for our students by spreading Torah. Even if it is as short as 59 seconds, no amount of positivity or inspiration is too small to spread."  The Mayanot Moment initiative originated in 2011 when teachers across the spectrum of Mayanot contributed Torah ideas and short Parsha thoughts for our students and donors. Many of these videos are posted on TorahCafe , Chabad.org and spread through JLI emails, and we are very happy they are readily available. We want to continue to create Torah based content that is inspiring, and educational for our alumni, supporters and friends.  You can subscribe to our Youtube channel

A Year In Review: 2020 Mayanot World Center Updates

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  When we at Mayanot, think about all that our team has accomplished this past year, we feel unbelievably grateful. Grateful to have such an amazing and supportive community behind us, propelling us forward. Generously pushing us ahead and ensuring the mission of Mayanot, to empower young Jews through education and build a new generation of leaders, is thriving.   This past year of 2020 has been challenging, no doubt about that, but Thanks to G-d's help and the outpouring of love from our Mayanot family and thousands of supporters, the Mayanot World Center project has not only continued building throughout the year, but we have also successfully managed to keep to our target opening date of Fall 2021 . Take a look at how far our team has come this year and what an amazing transformation has taken place. Thank you for sticking with us and being active participants in the process. We look forward to what 2021 will bring. Check out the video and photos below. And if you are intereste

Study & Intern this Summer in Israel

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  JOIN MAYANOT THIS SUMMER FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!  Mayanot & Onward Summer Internships Strengthen Your Resume and Grow Your Judaism June 14 - August 12, 2021 An Authentic Yeshiva Experience 3 weeks of Torah Learning, Touring Israel and skill building Get Matched with Professional Internships 5 weeks of Interning at leading Israeli companies Host companies include: Terem, The Jerusalem Post, Yad Vashem, Ahava, Hadassa Medical Center, Ericom Software, Academy of Dance, And Many more! Only $899 + Airfare Limited spots available! Apply now Contact [email protected] for any questions.

Mayanot’s Commitment in the Face of Uncertainty

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(The Post High School Program visiting the Mayanot World Center) In the Summer of 2014, co-directors of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner and Rabbi Kasriel Shemtov , had a vision. A vision that would change the future skyline of Jerusalem, the Capital of the Jewish World.  Today, with your help , that vision - the new Mayanot World Center - is nearing completion.  This is a not [only] the story of a capital campaign and major building project. It is the ongoing story of Mayanot. Since inception, Mayanot always had a clear vision. The World Center project, especially through Covid, makes that vision even more clear.  “When we founded Mayanot, we hoped we’d be able to cultivate an awareness of Jewish identity and a passion for the Jewish people by creating a Jewishly educated leadership” said founder Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner . “And for over two decades, we’ve constantly been looking for new, innovative ways to do that.” Since 1997 when the Mayanot Men’s Prog