Hello everyone and good Shabbos. This winter-break I had the opportunity to spend three amazing weeks in Jerusalem studying on a Mayanot program. The Mayanot program I attended was an all-girl yeshiva, or as the rabbi there would say ..it is not a religious program, but a Jewish studies program. Now, if you would had asked me 3 years ago if I would have even considered going to study at a yeshiva… willingly for 3 weeks, I would have thought you were crazy. I was always that girl in Sunday school never paying attention to what the rabbi was saying and occasionally getting kicked out of the class... (sorry rabbi zev) But through Chabad on campus and the Sinai scholar’s program I was exposed to a different view on Judaism that I found interesting and that I wanted to incorporate more of Judaism in my life. Getting off the plane at Ben-Gurion, I was very nervous because I was going into a yeshiva program without knowing anyone there, I had no idea what to expect and was worr
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As most girls would tell you, Mayanot changed them and their lives. Similarly it has done the same for me. I began my journey extremely unsure of myself and what exactly I wanted from my experience. I doubted everything put in front of me and I never really stopped to think. I came to this institution filled with caring teachers and pupils who were both driven and motivated. Judaism, I am sad to admit, had become a background in my life. I saw it as a secondary 'thing' and found myself shying away from it. Being in an environment that allows you to explore Judaism through Chassidus at your own pace and ask the questions that have been holding you back has enabled me to face the challenges I had with Judaism. On my last day I walked through those blue gates one last time with a heavy heart. I felt sad at the thought that I would be leaving a place that not only permitted me to grow as an individual but in fact encouraged me to get in touch with the true me. That
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For all those in Israel for Purim: Come join us at the Mayanot Shul in Jerusalem, 28 Narkis Street, Nachlaot Start your Purim off Persian style! Free Entrance Pre-show with Ethan Press at 6:30pm Megillah at 7pm (main shul) & 8:30pm (downstairs) Courtesy of Asher Kaplan Featuring the Solomon Brothers Band from 7:45pm -10pm DJ Rivka Adina from Holy Simchas: for an all women's dance party 10-11pm Amazing Drinks and Snacks For more information contact: [email protected] Come Dance, Celebrate and Enjoy!!! Join the Facebook group and invite your friends!