Mrs. Rivka Marga Gestetner lives in Jerusalem with her husband and 9 children. While her husband, Rabbi Shloimi Gestetner is the dean of Mayonot, Institute of Jewish Studies, she has been the assistant director of the women’s division of Mayanot since its inception 5 years ago. In addition to providing a Jewish education for college age students with little or no Jewish background, she provides them with a home away from home.
Talmud and Chassidut are among the classes taught at Mayonot, providing a program which is highly academic and intellectually challenging. "In modern times, we spend years getting secular degrees. Mayanot gives women the chance to bring their Jewish education up to par," said Rucheli Manville, a student at Mayanot.
Consider the plague of blood. Mrs Rivka Marga Gestetner compares blood with water. Water is represented by cold analysis while blood represents excitement and passion. These aspects together complete each other. According to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, when conceptualizing an idea, take the time to be passionate and enthusiastic about it.
Mrs. Rivka Marga Gestetner (1)