The Mayanot Synagogue plays a unique role
in the fabric of Jerusalem Jewish Life.
It has been a cornerstone of the Nachlaot
community and a welcome home to many Olim,
local Israelis and tourists, since its inception in 1998.
Today, it is among the largest and most
diverse synagogues in Jerusalem.
The Mayanot Synagogue offers positive
Jewish life experiences, opening rich and diverse
opportunities for Jewish Prayer, Expression,
Learning and Community.
A focal point of the Mayanot Shul engagement
is based on participation, rather than membership.
Our community is comprised of people from all walks of life.
Fundamental to our philosophy is that we
meet people where they are, regardless of
religious beliefs and observance.
We present a Judaism which is sophisticated,
meaningful and joyous!
What we offer:
A vibrant center for Prayer, Learning, and Chesed
A space, open to everyone,
regardless of religious background or observance
A platform for young couples, singles, families,
Israelis, and Olim, to mingle meet and create community
Hosting Taglit - Birthright Israel participants
and enabling them to experience prayer & Shabbat,
for the first time, in a welcoming and nurturing environment
Creating a space where the community
can come together to celebrate smachot
Our Diverse Programs:
Lectures and Shiurim
Shabbat and Holiday Services
Social Events and Gatherings
Bikur Cholim Community Project
Chanukah and Purim Parties
Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat
Maariv 20 minutes after candle lighting.
Shacharit 9:15am, Followed by Kiddush
Mincha 1 hour and 10 mins before Motzei Shabbat
Maariv Motzei Shabbat
A History of the Building
Situated in the center of New
Jerusalem, the site was purchased by
leaders of the ancient Yemenite Jewish
community. The structure was
completed in 1919, encompassing two
synagogues and a large house of
study. During the War of
Independence, the building stood in the
heart of the Jewish resistance fighting
for a united Jerusalem. Miraculously it
survived the Jordanian onslaught.
By the time Jerusalem was liberated
and reunited by the Israel Defense
Forces in June 1967, many of the
original members of the community had
begun to disperse and the synagogue
fell into disuse.
Today, Mayanot has been committed
to rebuilding the space and
rededicating it to the intent of its
builders: to be a center of prayer and
learning in downtown Jerusalem.
Come join us as we pray, learn and
The Mayanot Shul offers event spaces
available for your simchas, bar/bat Mitzvah's,
bris milahs and private parties.
If you are interested in renting a space for an
event, please email: Yossi@mayanot.edu
Mayanot has touched the lives of thousands of community members,
students and Taglit Birthright Israel participants.
“At Mayanot Shul, there is acknowledgment and
inclusion of both the men and women, and everyone
is welcomed. I love going because, it is practical,
spiritual and inclusive!”
--Nili Salem Flaks, Mayanot Community Member,
and Mayanot Women’s Program Alumni
“No matter how I might be feeling on the inside,
every time I passed through the entrance of Mayanot
Shul my spirits are uplifted by the warm, friendly environment.”
-- Eitan Press, Mayanot Community Member
“My family and I love davening at Mayanot
because it is an authentic and vibrant blend of rich
traditions and customs from across the Jewish spectrum.
The atmosphere is warm and engaging,
the davening is heartfelt, and the singing
& dancing are extraordinary. The genuine
enthusiasm for connecting both to G-d and
community, in prayer, is tangible.”
--Chaya Esther Ort, Mayanot Community Member
“Mayanot shul is a taste of the world to come. It's an awesome Shul, where all are allowed to express themselves in authentic prayer and joy. Because of Mayanot, I get to start every day with singing and dancing during prayer.” -- Aryeh Canter, Mayanot Community members
“I walked in to Mayanot and immediately
noticed the diverse crowd of women in prayer.
Kabalat Shabbat davening began and I felt
transported to a different sphere.
It was inspiring to see an entire Shul
full of people praying to G-d from the
depths of their souls, with pure happiness.”
-- Tamar Hadar of Huntington Woods, MI
Mayanot Synagogue: Jerusalem
28 Narkis Street
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