Student Life

Each year Ma’ayanot students produce three full-length productions that are open to the community: a drama, a musical, and Heartbeats: A Night of Song & Dance. Participation in theatrical performances allows students to showcase their creative talents, both as actors and as non-actors who are involved in the technical elements of production, such as sound, costume design, lighting, scenery, and stage management.


Heartbeats is a student-initiated, student-directed and student-performed “night of song, dance and connection.” Each year Heartbeats organizers choose charities to which the proceeds of that year’s performances will be donated. They raised a record $17,500 for tzedakah in 2018.

  • Tackle Kids Cancer
  • Avigdor's Helping Hand
  • IDF Widows & Orphans Organization
  • The Judah Marans Memorial Fund
  • Nechamah
  • Save a Child’s Heart
  • Lone Soldier Center
  • Chabad's Children of Chernobyl
  • Bat Melech
  • Sharsheret

Musical Production

The Musical is an additional creative outlet for students who are passionate about song and theatre. It offers them opportunities to participate in all aspects of production. Students benefit from the creative collaborative process and gain confidence through opportunities to exhibit and refine their performance skills. The Musical is performed in December for both the school and larger community.


Ma’ayanot presents a drama performance every spring under the supervision of Mr. Matt Okin of Black Box Studios. The drama is a creative outlet for theatrically minded students to participate in all aspects of play production, including performance, direction, design, technical support and publicity. Students learn how to interpret key scenes in a story, develop improvisation skills and techniques, and stage plays, all while having a lot of fun. Students also participate in directing, choreography, set production, lighting and every aspect of putting together a professional performance.


  • Golden Boy
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Detective Story
  • Grapes of Wrath
  • A Few Good Men
  • The Miracle Worker