all about mayanot israel

The experience is yours. The memories are on us.

Vision Statement of MAYANOT Israel

Thousands have chosen Mayanot Israel

Thousands of people choose MAYANOT for their Birthright Israel trip each year for good reasons. We spare no expense to give you an experience of a lifetime! We are all about creating memories.

Israel is a country of contrasts
Israel is a country of contrasts

From bright sunny days to dazzling starry nights; ancient traditions and modern innovations; climbing Masada or white-water rafting down the Jordan River. Only Mayanot Israel helps you appreciate Israel from all angles. With Mayanot, you experience the land in all its beauty, and the mix of people whose many cultures weave into a beautiful tapestry you can’t find anywhere else.

You will enjoy
You will enjoy

A high-quality Israel experience in ten activity-packed days, and meet young Israelis and participants from diverse backgrounds. Wherever you’re from, no matter what your background is, you’ll feel at home on a Mayanot Israel trip. Highlights of your Israel experience with Mayanot include: Hiking Masada, Floating in the Dead Sea, Shabbat at the Western Wall and much more!

The name MAYANOT

“Mayanot” means wellsprings – a stream of water that you must dig deeper to discover. At Mayanot, we give you the tools you’ll need to dig a little deeper and discover something new about yourself, your family, your people and your history. We are built upon a love for Israel, the Jewish people, our common history and Jewish tradition. Mayanot draws inspiration from Chabad spirituality.

Guided by Mayanot Israel’s passionate educators
Mayanot's passionate educators

Each Mayanot trip has a great team of dedicated staff to help make your journey an A++ experience! Our staff are well trained to tailor this experience for you and facilitate discussions where everyone can contribute in their own unique way. 

For our campus-based Taglit-Birthright Israel trips
Campus-based Mayanot trips

For our campus-based Birthright Israel trips, we partner with the Chabad on Campus International Foundation through their 100 + centers across the United States. Click the button below to find your campus trip.


Maayanot - Who we are
Maayanot - Who we are

Meet Our Team

Levi Margolin Director

Levi Margolin was born and raised in Norfolk, VA and called both Brooklyn and Montreal home before moving to Jerusalem in August 2012. He began his Mayanot career shortly after as the Social Media Coordinator and quickly climbed the ladder, becoming the Director of Marketing in 2014.

After a short break from Mayanot to focus on career development, traveling the world and family life, Levi returned to Mayanot in August of 2018 and became the Director of the program in June of 2019

Levi’s love for Mayanot and Birthright began in 2010 when he led his first group of youngsters through the Holy Land. In the 2.5 years that followed, Levi was back in Israel as a Birthright leader eight times. In June of 2012, again on Birthright, he met his wife, Aidel. Levi spent the next three and a half years trying to swoop her off her feet. The two finally married in June of 2016, four years after they met.

Levi was educated in Rabbinical Seminaries in Montreal and Brooklyn and has served as guest Rabbi in 11 States and 14 countries on five continents during his rabbinical career. From 2010-2012, Levi served as the Assistant Rabbi at Chabad of McGill University.

Standing at five-feet, Levi has been described by those who know him best as “Short and Sweet.” Levi loves Judaism, sports, politics and world travel. He misses the New York Yankees, American Hotdogs and his family the most, since he moved to Israel. Yes. In that order!

Rachel Urison Field Coordinator

Rachel Urison, originally from South Africa, serves as Mayanot's Director of Education, always striving to bring our participants to the very best Birthright Israel has to offer! She has called Israel her home since 2002. During her free time, she enjoys doing nothing.. because she has no free time. Besides being an expert at all things, Mayanot Rachel is a special effects makeup artist, lover of classic rock and mother to Milo her doggo.

Shoshana Munk Trip Coordinator

Shoshana Munk moved to Israel from Stamford, CT in 2017. Shosh is Mayanot's Recruitment & Staffing Coordinator, and all about bringing you and your friends to Israel! When Shosh is not hanging out with Mayanot groups she can be found watching Netflix shows about food, or planning where she wants to travel to next!

Shmulik Israel Logistics Coordinator

Shmulik Israel, Mayanot's Logistics Coordinator, first tasted the Mayanot experience as a young "Madrich" (trip staff) 15 years ago and has been involved ever since! He loves his twice weekly runs through the streets of Jerusalem, and makes sure never to miss his annual ski trip to the Swiss Alps! Shmulik is THE man at Mayanot, making sure your trip runs smoothly, from touchdown to takeoff!

YOU? Be a Mayanot Intern!

Yes YOU! You can be a part of the Mayanot team! Like Social Media? Graphic Design? Creativity and content creation? Let us know! We are always looking for new people to become be Mayanot Interns! Join the family you know you love! #MyInternship for the win!