Our New Women’s Program Location

After 10 years in Katamon, the Mayanot women’s program has moved to the heart of the city, with a beautiful new space, which is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from all the major attractions; close to the old city, downtown Jerusalem, the Mahane Yehuda market and many more sought-after highlights.

Our women’s program Educational Director, Rivka Marga Gestetner, shared, “we started our semester off in our new space with such amazing energy, the learning reverberating in the new rooms. Although I will miss my walk to Mayanot, it is nice to have everyone around the corner now.”

Mayanot is known for its openness, welcoming environment and sincere intellectual and spiritual learning. Students gain the skills to both build their textual learning and develop a deep love of Torah, Judaism, and a connection to one’s heritage. We know our new ‘home’ will only enhance this for our students.

With the new move to the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem, Mayanot now has the opportunity to blend our high level of Jewish learning for women, with the communal setting of the Mayanot synagogue. The new location provides the benefit of allowing the women’s program to be more integrated with the Mayanot community and enables more open classes and shared learning.

Rabbi Shlomo Gestetner, Mayanot’s Dean, commented, “the new center opens up a plethora of opportunities for the women, including educational resources and great potential for reaching out to the Mayanot Jerusalem community.”

The newly renovated space, with beautiful open air classrooms, office spaces and a large Beit Midrash, was generously renovated by Ami & Aliza Weisz. The women’s program now has a large courtyard and outdoor lunch space for chevrusa (partnered) learning, fabrenging, and several other amazing activities, planned for the upcoming semester. 

In conjunction with our new space, we are excited to introduce our new Director of Students Affairs, Mrs. Kiki Newman. Read more about it here

The new space continues to create an environment of warmth, family, and connection, which Mayanot is known for. As always we look forward to outgrowing our current premises once again!