With multiple levels offered, both a men's and women's program, and hundreds of students from all over the globe, we are so grateful to have been able to put on such a successful online summer session.
Here is what some of our wonderful students had to share:
Thanks to everyone that sent in feedback about the online program, we are overjoyed that you enjoyed so much and we are looking into the upcoming semester. We will of course update you when we have news!! #sostaytuned #mayanotonline
I grew up with my Jewish mother in the very Jewish suburb of Bondi and only started a relationship with my Indonesian father and siblings about 6 years ago. Although I grew up in a very Jewish area, I had left that path around my teenage years and only returned to my Judaism this year.
My father and half siblings are all Muslim. They live in a Muslim country, they go to the mosque, and yet they are very accepting and respectful of their Jewish sister. I had started keeping Shabbos shortly before my departure to Indonesia this year and so I had made sure to learn how to make my own challah and brought some candlesticks.
The town where my family lives in Indonesia is 100% Muslim. Throughout the day it is so common to hear the Muslim call to prayer I don’t even notice it anymore. My brother’s mother is French and lives in the ‘Kampung’ (the village). When I asked her if I could make Shabbos in her house, she was very intrigued and offered to help.
Thank G-d, life has been good to the Mayanot students and alumni recently. We've had engagements, births, and l'chaims! So much to celebrate, so many people to congratulate. Almost hard to believe.
Let's take an overview of all the wonderful things that have happened all over the Mayanot world (Note: we weren't able to get everyone's pictures, so if you see yourself here, please send some in! And if we missed you completely, please comment and tell us).
Mazel tov to Ben Schechter and Chava Ginzburg on their recent engagement!
Mazel tov to Chaim Shalom Gross, Mayanot alum, on his engagement to Nechama Wagshul!
Mazel tov to Aaron Leaf, Mayanot student, and Dvorah Leah Brami on their recent engagement!
Mazel tov to Ben Schwed and Jamie Lee Goodwin, both Mayanot alumni, on their recent engagement!
Mazel tov to David and Miriam Malca, both Mayanot alumni, on the recent birth of their daughter, Gaelle!
Mazel tov to Pacey Lipkind, Mayanot alumnus, and Rivkah Shira Francis on…