מַעְיַן גַּנִּים, בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים   –שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים ד:טו

It is a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters –Song of Songs 4:15

Ma’ayan is the Hebrew word for wellspring, recalling the lyrical metaphor of Torah as the spring from which knowledge flows.

Nourishing both the spirit and the intellect in a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, Ma’ayan welcomes women of all ages and backgrounds to further their Jewish learning. Weekday, evening, and Sunday classes in Tanakh, Mishnah, Talmud, Jewish thought, and liturgy are offered at locations in Newton, Brookline, Brighton and Sharon. In addition, Ma’ayan sponsors seminars and Days and Evenings of Learning on rich themes and relevant topics throughout the year. While most programs are designed for women, men are invited to some classes and many of our events.

To bring a Ma’ayan course or program to your community, email director@maayan.org.

Founded in 1992 by Rabbi Dr. Seth Farber and Debbie Kram, Ma’ayan is dedicated to creating rich, dynamic encounters between adults and the texts of Jewish tradition. Sharpening skills and building students’ knowledge, the interaction between students, faculty, and the text generates exciting, sophisticated conversations, which delight our students, whether they are new to Jewish text or have been learning Torah all their lives.