The Word Maayan is Hebrew for well-spring. Chai means life. Throughout Jewish Literature, water is used as a symbol for the insight of the mind, or the wisdom and secrets of the torah. Every flash of insight is likened to a new drop of water that appears from a subterranean fountain. A wellspring is created when the pool of water that was previously hidden beneath the ground, finally gains momentum, and bursts forth with might to provide vital energy. The philosophy of Maayan Chai is that knowledge is life. Each person has an inherent desire to grow and increase their knowledge. The best learning takes place on one’s own terms, in a free and comfortable social environment, where all those present are able to share and absorb.