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Mayanot Internships and Study: Amazing Opportunities Await This Summer

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  Mayanot Internships and study will give you the opportunity to be matched with Top Internships in your field of interest, as well as take a deep dive into learning about Judaism and connecting to your heritage, in the heart of Jerusalem.  Mayanot offers you the opportunity to expand your resume and strengthen your Judaism, with Eight unforgettable weeks in Israel. The first three weeks will encompass Torah learning, skill building and self discovery. Participants will be immersed in an authentic Yeshiva Experience, where you will participate in dynamic learning, discuss issues in contemporary Judaism; attend lively Shabbat programming, experience trips around Israel, and so much more. The second half of the program will include five weeks of interning at leading Israeli companies, with continued Shabbat programing and evening social events. Participants will be matched with professional opportunities in industries like: Hi-tech, Marketing, medicine and agriculture. Come join us and s

Mayanot Celebrates 25th Anniversary With New Scholarship

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New scholarship Marking Mayanot's 25th Anniversary At the recent five-day International Kinus Hashluchim, Mayanot launched their 25th year scholarship initiative. In honor of Mayanot's 25th anniversary, 25 eligible students will receive a voucher for a $2,500 scholarship to Mayanot, to be presented when they apply. Rabbi  Kasriel Shemtov , Executive Director, Rabbi  Shlomo Gestetner , Dean, and Rabbi  Yisroel Noach Wichnin , Rosh Yeshiva let hundreds of fellow shluchim know that this scholarship is now available to their students and community members and started giving out the scholarship vouchers to shluchim for whom it is relevant. In addition to this 25th year initiative, there are also a number of other scholarship opportunities available as well. Our financial officer is well versed in the options and works with each student individually to direct them to relevant options. With over two decades of experience, with thousands of students coming through their doors, Mayanot

A Mayanot World Center Building Overview: How Far We've Come

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(Mayanot PHSP students on a tour of the Mayanot World Center, Nov. 2021) The 'Mayanot World Center blog' has just celebrated it’s second year anniversary, sharing monthly updates and keeping the Mayanot family in the loop on all things building related. We are so glad we could include you in the process for the last two years and can’t wait to have you visit the Mayanot World Center in person, very soon. As you may know, if you've been following along with us at www.MayanotWorldCenter.com the Mayanot team has made amazing headway and we are so excited with what will soon   b”zh   be the end result of all of the hard work and all of your unwavering support. With thousands of students having a home away from home in Jerusalem! Here  is a recap below of how far we've come. To check the updates in depth, visit us  here.   

The Rhyme and Rhythm of Chassidic Life Through Chassidic Song

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  Dr. Michael Klein, a Mayanot alumni, was recently featured in a Chabad.org article about Music and niggunim and the deep connection we can have just being a part of a farbrengen  and experiencing these melodies for the first time. He and his wife Noa are both alumni of Mayanot and we couldn't help sharing this beautiful article. Ethnomusicologist talks spirituality and music in Chabad tradition  Via: chabad.org    Many a participant and observer of  Chabad  life has been transfixed by the melodies and strains that punctuate, and indeed uplift, the everyday life of a Chassidic community. The often wordless melodies dictate the mood and set the tone of an event, whether a meditational niggun (melody) during prayer, a march of victory at the conclusion of  Yom Kippur  or the haunting tune that accompanies Chabad brides and grooms to the wedding canopy,  niggunim  permeate every facet of Chabad life. In  Performing Chassidishkeit: Spirituality and Identity Construction in Chabad Nig

Mayanot Connects News

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Mayanot Connects  Project Update: October  2021 Mayanot Connects an initiative of the Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies, in partnership with Chabadmatch.  A global Mayanot initiative helping to move alumni from the Beit Midrash to their Jewish home.  Mayanot Connects aims to help alumni meet their prospective spouse through the Shidduch system. We aspire to help our students in integrating into Jewish life and community as smoothly and easily as possible. We aim to create even more channels and opportunities for our students to meet their future spouse. Proven Success: This project has seen much success in the first nine months and we hope to continue to expand this initiative and help even more Jewish singles.  Tools we offer:  We offer our alumni a multitude of tools including:  Coaching services; Guidance  from matchmakers, alumni, staff and lectures; Resources, resume templates, links and volunteers, ready and able to help; Inclusion in the Mayanot Connects Network online By th

Summer 2021 - A Birthright Israel season like no other

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  Mayanot's Summer 2021 Birthright Israel season has come and gone. Like every Mayanot season in years past, stories have been written, memories have been created and journeys have been traveled. But as you can imagine, there was just something different.  After 15 months  without  our Birthright groups on the ground, our first group touched down at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport in the early AM hours of May 27. 20 happy campers and their staff members in tow. Smiles. Awe. Excitement. And, perhaps even a little shock at finally being in Israel after the world was turned upside down by Covid 19.  " Right when we got off the plane the Rabbi said 'Welcome home', and I knew I was right where I belong" said Rachel, who participated in that first trip.  That gratitude and appreciation for being in Israel - specifically at this time - permeated the groups throughout the summer. With smaller groups due to restrictions, each participant felt they had the o

A Young Philosopher’s Search for Meaning

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Michael Hurwitz earns a Ph.D. while learning Torah at Mayanot Institute for Jewish Studies Mayanot  in  Jerusalem  tells many stories. Amid the booming voices of discoursing rabbis coming from the study hall, and the aroma of Thursday’s  bourekas  wafting in from the kitchen, comes a new story of the quiet sound of scholarship of another kind. Michael Hurwitz, from Chicago, became the first student to defend a dissertation and be awarded a doctorate in philosophy while studying a higher order of wisdom at the  yeshivah  in  the Holy   Land . Before this not-so-objective observer behind these words shares his role in the narrative, it’s important to hear from the scholar himself: If not for the hardships of my degree, I would not have discovered  Torah  study or  Chabad . If not for  Torah  study with  Chabad , I would not have finished my degree. My journey with Chabad started during a low point in my graduate work. My doctoral dissertation began to unravel and my adviser suggested I g