Several students from Ma’ayanot spent a good part of their yeshiva vacation training for the Jerusalem Marathon, where they will represent Team Shalva on March 17. This is the third year that the school will be running to support Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities.
On Monday, January 2, more than 100 parents, grandparents, students, alumnae, and members of the community began the new year by exploring a wide array of topics presented by Ma’ayanot’s dynamic faculty at the school’s Annual Day of Big Ideas. The keynote address was presented by Dr. Leah Knapp, a clinical psychologist and teacher of Psychology at Ma’ayanot.
On Monday, April 24, Yom Hashoa was commemorated at Ma’ayanot with a candle lighting ceremony, tefillah, poetry readings, a choir performance, and a kumsitz in which many faculty members and students shared personal stories to honor survivors and remember family members who perished during the Holocaust. Mrs. Frida Hershkovits, a 90-year old survivor of Auschwitz who emigrated to Israel and the United States, shared her story of survival,
On Thursday, March 16, Ma’ayanot dedicated a full day of learning and reflection to honor the legacy of Holocaust survivor, author, scholar, and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who passed away on July 2, 2016 at the age of 87.