Thursday, December 27, 2018

Help Mayanot Change Lives

Mayanot of Jerusalem raises higher Jewish education by raising $1.5 million for 100 scholarships "Now."
Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, the leader in higher Jewish education for both men and women, is launching a mega initiative right NOW! Centered in Jerusalem, the heart and soul of the world, Mayanot endeavors to touch the heart and soul of every Jew by offering the mind-blowing, divine wisdom of our 4000-year tradition, in a brilliant and life changing scholastic experience.

Right NOW, Mayanot is committed to removing the greatest barrier to entry -- funding. In a global campaign entitled MAYANOT NOW, Mayanot is raising $1.5 million to wholly (and holy) underwrite 100 full scholarships awarded to 100 committed yet financially challenged individuals.
A full academic year of Mayanot’s exquisite education runs at a cost of $23,000 to the school. After $8,000 of grants, the remaining cost is $15,000 per student.

Providing 100 full scholarships to 100 incredible students will shape the future of the Jewish world by inspiring 100 minds and igniting 100 souls to emulate their forefathers and foremothers NOW in today’s modern world.

We Jews are one family. We are responsible for one another. To achieve our monumental goal, we need you NOW.

By heavenly blessing, a group of generous individuals have committed $1M of the $1.5M for our 100 scholarships.

But on one condition: They will contribute their $1M only if Mayanot raises the remaining $500,000 in 36 hours starting NOW from individuals such as yourself (and your networks).

We need you for MAYANOT NOW. Visit to donate!

By giving to MAYANOT NOW you are giving much more than money. You are giving 100 Jews the gift of their tradition in education. Together, more than raising funds, we are raising higher Jewish education higher.

Thank you for giving to MAYANOT NOW. 

Watch our student Testimonials below:


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Yosef Garbow

(From Left: Alumni Yossi Hein and Yosef Garbow)

Aumni Spotlight: Featuring Yosef Garbow

I attended Mayanot for the year, starting in the fall of 2016 and I'm currently a sophomore at Baruch College, in New York City. 

I accomplished a lot during my year at Mayanot, and took away very valuable tools, especially from an academic standpoint. However, Mayanot taught me a lot more than just how to read a text, it taught me what it means to be a chassid. It gave me the tools to not only survive in a secular environment, but to thrive.  

My favorite part of the Mayanot program was definitely the chassidus classes. The breadth of knowledge I gained and the way that the rabbi's have really helped me get the most out of my learning. I have already experienced the benefits of taking the inspiration with me. 

Mayanot instills in you a desire to help other Jews connect to Judaism. The first time I did mivtzoim (mitzvah campaigns launched by the Lubavitcher Rebbe) was with a group of Mayanot guys in the shuk, since then I have become much more comfortable and excited about going out and wrapping tefillin on guys or helping them do a mitzvah: shaking the lulav and esrog, lighting chanukah candles, you name it!

My most memorable moment was renting a car with a couple other guys on Chanukah and driving around to different army bases near Chevron. Lighting the candles with the soldiers, on post, and handing out donuts was really an incredible and eye opening experience.  Mayanot promotes the value of doing kindness toward others and becoming a leader in your own way, and we were able to really embody that by going out and bringing joy to others. 

I really try to apply what I have learnt at Mayanot and take it with me. Having the opportunity to learn chassidus really impacted the way I see the world. I find it enriches my life, on a daily basis. I still remember a lot of the specific teachings from the rabbis that have left a lasting impact on me. In five years from now, I hope to have finished college and will hopefully continue to be an inspired Jew with all the tools I gained at Mayanot, to help me!

I would definitely go back to Mayanot and I have, twice already! I went back for my winter break, freshman year, and also for part of my summer break, last year. Every time I go, I learn something new and take a new skill away with me, as well as new friendships and lasting connections. I definitely recommend the program, for the long or short term options!