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


Our annual musical performance combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through words, music, movement and technical aspects of the performance as an integrated whole. Mrs. Joyce Heller and Mrs. Beth Selter work tirelessly with a superb cast of both actors and non-actors to present excellent theater.

  • High School Musical
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • The Sound of Music
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Music Man
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • My Fair Lady


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