I spent two years at mayanot. I learned so much from the classes. The in-text learning skills I got were amazing. Overall, I learned what it means to be jewish. I made amazing friends that I still keep in touch with years later. There is a warm homey environment that was great to be a part of.
Mayanot is one of the most incredible places on the planet. Truly a life-changing program that caters to people of all levels, from complete beginner with no background of Jewish learning through advanced classes in Gemara and Chassidus. The Rabbis and staff are passionate for teaching ba'alei teshuva. The environment inspires warmth and encourages both spiritual and intellectual growth.
What an amazing experience Mayanot was. The online program they ran for the summer was inspiring and helped me feel even more connected to my Judaism then I thought possible!
I loved the online classes. They were VERY informative and enjoyable. I looked forward to them every week because I knew I was participating in a good thing, Baruch HaShem!
Attending Mayanot Women’s Program was a truly unforgettable and life-changing experience for me. It provided me with an opportunity to learn in an inviting and encouraging environment, and enriched my life in ways that I didn’t even know I needed. My experience at the Institute also provided an opportunity to really feel at home in Israel. It helped to immerse me in a welcoming Jewish community where I always felt at peace at a neighbors' Shabbos table and where I made friends that I know will last a lifetime. I am so thankful for my experience at Mayanot, and cannot speak highly enough of it - I can’t wait to return!
Mayanot has literally been one of the best experiences of my life.
Everything about the place, the people, classes and activities brings out the best in people and I'll forever be grateful to have had the chance to be a part of it.
Mayanot is a world of its own! A treasure filled space of deep learning, new friendships, and wonderful teachers. Attending May anot was an opportunity of a lifetime and I will always reflect on my time there fondly.
My time at mayanot is a time I will never forget. In life we are always looking for a moment that changes ones life. Mayanot was that for me. Mayanot taught me the importance of living a life true to myself. The people I’ve met while being in mayanot have become some of my closest friends and the teachers, biggest mentors. A fantastic program!
I spent a year at Mayanot after college and I loved it! I made great friends and learned so much. I would highly recommend this program for anyone looking for an immersive Jewish learning experience.
Mayanot Women's Program is not a one-time experience, but a place that continues to provide warmth, support, and family for the rest of your life. I came to Mayanot at two different times in my life, and I was amazed to find that it completely adapted and was able to fill the role that I needed it to during those different times. Mayanot allows for a lot of independence and flexibility in Jewish studies, and therefore attracts the most incredible, dedicated, curious girls to the program. The staff and teachers are supportive, unique, and approachable (and often funny!), and they're so talented at what they do - not just teaching, but also guiding young women who come from such different backgrounds and are heading down different paths, but all are exploring their Jewish roots. Mayanot continues to be a place that I go back to every chance I get, whether to sit in on a class, visit a friend or teacher, or pop in for one of the social events. More than any one thing, it's the general spirit of Ahavat Yisrael, love of your fellow Jew, that makes Mayanot such a welcoming, positive, and uplifting organization.
I had an amazing experience here during the 2014-2015 winter program! I love Mayanot because of the teachers and atmosphere that encouraged and helped me take responsibility for my personal growth. I've never been in a more inspirational environment, especially including the other women in the program who contributed so much to my experience through learning and meaningful conversations.
Mayanot was the most meaningful experience of my entire life! The faculty and staff members are warm, inviting, and SUPPORTIVE!!
It's all about the people at Mayanot. The director, Rivka Marga, treats other with an incomparable love and warmth. She is the voice of reason to thousands of alumni and students who continue to turn to her for advise long after we've left the Mayanot doors.
Fraidy, the director of education, came to the scene with an expertise in chassidus and teaching women in a deeper and more thoughtful way than most of us have experienced before. She pays attention to every student in the class and is able to teach a class to students of various levels while making everyone feel comfortable yet challenged.
Mayanot hires only the creme of the crop in terms of shluchos (counselors), and they really make the program what it is. The shluchos work day and night to enhance the student's learning experience, making nightly activities, farbrengens, bonding sessions, seder niggunim, and more.
And of course, the students, who come from every single type of background imaginable, from being the only Jew in a tiny rural town in Georgia to being a convert from a South American country to growing up Modern Orthodox in LA to growing up Chabad in Crown Heights. Learning from and with the other students is a totally unique and special Mayanot experience.
Mayanot is an incredible oasis of love and acceptance and challenging, honest Jewish learning in Jerusalem.
Mayanot is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I have never seen a program as dedicated and caring for theirs students. Every part of the program is geared towards the students so that they will have the most meaningful time possible.
Mayanot gives the students an authentic Jewish experience, while respecting the level of observance of every person and not pushing anything on them. Mayanot is a life changing experience and one of the most incredible non-profits out there!
Mayanot is a
Special place of learning and growth. I volunteered here fifteen years ago and I was much impressed by the deep teachings and powerful lectures.
How much I loved class at Mayanot is illustrated best by the numerous times I sprinted across Jerusalem (in the summer heat) to make it back in time for optional night classes. I felt like a sponge just absorbing everything I could and constantly being challenged. From inviting us to shabbos dinners at their homes to talking to us through lunch to explain things from class, each instructor truly invested in helping us learn. Every student, teacher, and administrator I met at Mayanot left a truly wonderful impression on me and I hope one day to be able to return.
Going to this program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I not only got to learn for a year, I got to explore Israel, meet new friends, and learn about myself in an environment that only wanted to see me grow.
This environment is truly special. Not only does it give participants the tools to succeed in life, it does so with care and genuine love!
The Mayanot Women's Program in Jerusalem changed my life in the best way possible. I stumbled upon it quite randomly but I am so incredibly grateful for the experience to be able to learn and grow there. I was heading in a direction in my life that wasn't being true to myself and Mayanot helped me find out who I am really am.
The quality of people that Mayanot attracts is unprecedented. I went to Mayanot two years in a row and both times met amazing, kind, supportive girls that I know I will call friends my entire life.
Mayanot is a place where I know I can always continue to call home. Despite living off campus now, I am able to go back, attend classes, and feel like I never left. I am always greeted with a huge smile and hugs. This has meant the world to me. The teachers and staff at Mayanot know you are on a beautiful journey, and are honored to be a part of it.
Mayanot is a not for money profit, but for the simple mission of helping Jews find themselves, their role in the world, and thus to uplift all the darkness. And for me and for many others it has done that. And we are spreading that light all over the world.
Mayanot's teachers are all brilliant. The curriculum was challenging and rewarding. Within 24 hours of arriving there, I found myself setting higher goals and expectations for myself than I had anticipated going in. The staff has created a caring, warm environment that inspires intellectual growth and spiritual connection. I highly recommend it!
Mayanot is a home and family away from home and family. It provides a high caliber learning programme, infused with high caliber teachers and mentors. Words cannot describe how it impacted my life and I am forever grateful for being privileged enough to have attended Mayanot.
Mayanot empowers the future generation with tools and mechanisms with which to change the world!
I came from Australia to Mayanot for summer 2015. The place is warm and welcoming, the teaching staff is excellent and the love and experience I have taken away from the place will stay with me for a lifetime.
Mayanot is my happy place. One of the best experiences of my life. The support this organization provides is priceless.
I love everything about Mayanot from the classes, to the teachers and especially the bonding that happens with everyone there. I learned about Judaism and myself and got a chance to explore Jerusalem!
I cannot wait to go back there! The teachers have an incredible talent for relating to individuals and exposing them to depth, truth and personal growth - inspiring the students to go out an accomplish more!
Studying at Mayanot is a life-changing experience! Excellent teachers and staff, amazing knowledge-sharing with holy sisters, very impactful learning curriculum, totally non-judgmental environment to empower each student to grow at her own pace, great location and activities...
Baruch Hashem, from my very first class until now, every day, I see the great impact Mayanot has on my Yiddishkeit and my environment. May Mayanot continue to inspire many more generations of proud Jewish women to grow and to influence the lives of many other Jews around them!
A place where you find the way of a meaningful life!
My time at Mayanot changed my life. I made life long friends and found direction in my life. I am so grateful to have had that experience.
Mayanot inspired my life and helped me grow spiritually so that I now can give back to the world in fullest.
What an incredible home to so many Women. Bringing them closer to God, and themselves, there's no place like tbis, I've learned more in two months than two years of college.
The best place to rediscover your powers and strength!
At Mayanot I discovered a depth to the world that makes me love every day on earth. I learned for the sake of learning, discovering more about myself each day, and in the meantime, shared wonderful experiences with amazing friends in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
I went in not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I told myself, "Ok, worst case you gain a new perspective on Orthodox Judaism. Best case, it changes your life." I'm thrilled to say it was the latter.
Wonderful institute, loved the dorm set-up and the girls some of the most wonderful people I have met in my life. The teachers were incredibly knowledge and very interested in questions. Would love to go back again!
Mayanot is not what it may appear to be at first glance. It doesn't just teach Judaism, Chassidut and the Writings.
It facilitates every individual and allows each and single one of them to open up their souls in a warm, friendly, non-judgmental and challenging environment where every growth is celebrated and individuality cherished.
Mayanot not only challenge my mind on Judaism but made me into a proud Jewish woman. They reinforced the idea that we should love all Jews regardless of background and that we are all one big family. I have lived in 6 different countries, 3 continent and there's nobody quite like Mayanot.
Mayanot is you, me and us together!
Non judgmental environment and internal work at your own pace... What can be better?
The sisterhood formed is a bond like no other and make it a safe haven for everyone that comes through those doors.
Mayanot truly felt like a family of supportive people who supported my Jewish journey and gave me the strength to create my own Jewish identity
Never learned more in my life. The teachers are amazing and the girls are very sweet and caring. Truly loved it, wish I could go back!!
Mayanot changed my life with its amazing staff, interesting and relevant informations, fun and happy shluchos, great location, overall amazing program!! If I could have all day and night to tell you how much it affected me and others, I would never stop talking!
I LOVE Mayanot because it gave me a summer experience that'll Impact me for the rest of my life! I learned so much and looking forward to returning one day.
Mayanot is incredible because it allows me to learn in an open environment. It doesn't put me in a box. Its environment is warm and welcoming and the instructors are incredible scholars.
I attended Mayanot's 2015 summer program and had an even better experience than I could have imagined. The class topics were meaningful and the teachers offered a variety of personalities and approaches. The different class levels are appropriate for girls coming in with a variety of Jewish experiences. A community of sisterhood was felt through our free time together and comfort level discussing life with one another. I don't know another program that compares to what Mayanot is providing!
The women, the teachers, the location, the teachings, the food, the facilities... Everything about my experience at mayanot far exceeded my expectations:)
I had experimented with other seminaries before attending Mayanot, but when I finally came to learn at Mayanot it was such a warm, nurturing experience. I came to learn about my roots, Judaism and my place in the world of Jewish thought, but what I got out of the experience was so much more then all that.
Anyone thinking about looking into their Jewish heritage should seriously consider this school it is such a beautiful open space, no question is too big or too small to be taken seriously. I truly believe Mayanot will change the face of the Jewish world by educating anyone who is open and willing to learn and question!
Mayanot was literally a life-changing experience that positively directed my life's journey! It is something that I only have positive memories of, and I am forever grateful for my time there. In addition to my personal growth, I am so honored to be a part of the Mayanot sisterhood with friendships that I cherish so much:)
Mayanot was a wonderful landing place for me once I decided to come back to my Judaism... and I never left!
Wonderful classes, wonderful learning, fun girls, amazing farbrengens, great location...
I actually just recommended Mayanot to someone today!
Absolutely changed my life and opened my mind into a head-space of deeper thinking.
Mayanot is a fantastic school with great educators, wonderful staff, enriching curriculum and lots of fun. I highly recommend their program for anyone who wants to spend time in Israel, for serious learners and jewish women of all backgrounds. I cannot say enough nice things about this place, it's truly the best. A world class experience for sure!
I have been raised in a traditional home and received Yeshiva, high school education. Though these were important milestones, Mayanot was the one to ingrain in me to be true to myself and to a Higher power and to treat people no matter what background or religion equally. This school has the most dedicated staff of teachers and leaders. If I had a choice I would do it all over again.
Mayanot is an extremely well run program catering to both young men and women from all over the world. The program has been developed so that it uniquely bestows on its students both the intellectual stimulation and warm atmosphere that are so desperately needed in a good school. Thank G-d I was accepted to Mayanot for i have grown a lot there and have really gained from the experience! thank you mayanot!
Mayanot was one of the best experiences of my life. For anyone who has ever had questions that needed to be answered for their personal journey, as well as intellectual growth, Mayanot is the place with the answers. Both the physicality of the location, and the spirituality that dwells within, serve to seep into and inspire all those who pass through this seemingly unobtrusive building. Life may be the same afterward, but certainly not the way you experience it.
i came to mayanot when it first opened, not knowing what to expect. the institution- from the faculty to the students, impressed me beyond anything i could have ever imagined. mayanot is an amazing place that gives young women the confidence and ability to explore their jewish identity and proudly represent the jewish people when they go back home.
Mayanot is a life-changing program for boys and girls to learn and grow in their Judaism. There is no pressure and no expectations, only to learn and enjoy. It is for people of all backgrounds which makes for an amazing, friendly, and welcoming environment. It is a stellar program and one I recommend often!
Mayanot Womens Program is an amazing program that allows young women and men to get in touch with their true selves. Mayanot provides the students with an opportunity to get a hands on experience learning and interacting with classic Jewish texts. Similarly students have a true opportunity to grown from within in a warm and caring environment, where the staff and teachers are truly invested in the success of each and every student. But it doesn't stop there. The students themselves are similarly invested in making the program the best it can be by looking out for each other, forming deep friendships and learning as much as they can! Mayanot has provided me with an environment that brings out the best in me, and I'm sure that I'm not the only student who feels this way. Thanks Mayanot!
At Mayanot a student could come from ANY background or level and subsequently reach the highest of their potential in Torah study. The classes start from the most basic (yet fully in depth) level, but the program can be customized to bring you to and reach as advanced a level as possible for each individual. Hebrew comprehension is greatly emphasized in the curriculum in order for women to develop the skills they need to grow in their knowledge, even after finishing their course of study. The program is well-rounded and offers topics on modern Jewish issues as well as religious text. It is also important to mention the atmosphere, which is warm, inclusive and spiritual. Farbrengens, trips and other get-togethers enrich the experience and foster true bonding amongst the women.
Education is personal again. I love Mayanot and all they do for Klal Yisroel. I don't know where one could find a more dedicated group of educators and professionals.
Mayanot changed my life in a positive way! My whole outlook on life is different.