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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.

About Us

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
  • Daily Minyanim
  • Shabbat and Holiday Services
  • Kiddushim
  • Social Events and Gatherings
  • Bikur Cholim Community Project
  • Chanukah and Purim Parties
Daily Friday Night Shabbat Day
Shacharit 8:00am Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat
Maariv 20 minutes after candle lighting.
Shiur: 8:15am
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 celebrate together!


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: Shlomi Chaimson

To sponsor a Kiddush for Shabbat morning, please contact Susie for more information.

Our Community

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

Contact Us
Mayanot Synagogue: Jerusalem
28 Narkis Street
Jerusalem 9454610
Tel: +972.2.623.6563
Tel: +1.212.980.3414
Fax: +972.2.623.6537
For Event Inquiries:Shlomi Chaimson
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