Humans of Machon Maayan: Maddie Hamada

Maddie Hamada West Hempstead, New York Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Machon Maayan 2016-2017   Why did you choose to attend Machon Maayan? I chose MM because I wanted to go somewhere that didn’t feel “cookie cutter” to me. I loved the fact that there were girls from all around the world coming from all... Continue Reading →

Humans of Machon Maayan: Elianna Mikulik

Elianna Mikulik Buffalo, New York Williamsville North High School Machon Maayan 2015-2017   Why did you choose to attend Machon Maayan? I knew I wanted to go to Machon Maayan when I was a sophomore in high school, thanks to NCSY. After attending public high school, I thought Machon Maayan would have been the best... Continue Reading →

Humans of Machon Maayan: Dafna Gutman

Dafna Gutman Maaleh Adummin, Israel Chicagoland Jewish High School Machon Maayan 2008-2009   Why did you choose to attend Machon Maayan? I chose to attend Machon Maayan because I saw no other option. I switched into Machon Maayan from Young Judea’s Israel program, Shalem, after only a month. I wasn’t happy on Shalem and I... Continue Reading →

Humans of Machon Maayan: Sarah Belfer

Sarah Belfer Boynton Beach, Florida Park Vista Community High School Machon Maayan 2013-2015   Why did you choose to attend Machon Maayan? I knew I wanted to move to Israel, but I wanted to do some sort of learning before--a gap year. My NCSY advisors told me about it and I thought, “Great! Torah, tiyulim,... Continue Reading →

Humans of Machon Maayan: Rav Yosef Ginsberg

Rav Yosef Ginsberg Beit Shemesh, Israel Rabbi and Co-Internship Director at Machon Maayan since 2018   What do you teach/what’s your job at Machon Maayan? I am the director of internships, in addition to teaching Habits Anonymous, which is based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, Pirkei Avot, Kabbalah Vs. Philosophy, and Psalms With a... Continue Reading →

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