Monthly Archives: September 2011

An Unexpected Experience at the Mikveh

Written by Deena Blau I was fortunate to learn about Anita Diamant’s dream of a modern mikveh long before it came to fruition.  Her enthusiasm was infectious and I awaited our new mikveh with curiosity and excitement. When Mayyim Hayyim … Continue reading

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A Season of Change

Written by Raquel Rosenblatt, Director of Development at Mayyim Hayyim When my older daughter Naomi turned five, her birthday fell on Rosh Hashanah.  Sitting in the children’s service in temple that afternoon, she was ecstatic to learn that she shared … Continue reading

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Found the Mikveh

Written by Aliza Kline Reposted from Aliza and her husband Bradley’s Israel blog. It was not easy, there is no online listing in English, or apparently in Hebrew, of area mikvaot. Many of the people I’ve met here are not … Continue reading

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The Universal Language

Written by Miriam Anzovin, Administrative Assistant at Mayyim Hayyim When a new visitor to Mayyim Hayyim walks through the door, they are often surprised (but pleasantly so) to discover that an art gallery resides here, in addition to our mikva’ot … Continue reading

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The Days of Awe

Written by Lisa Berman, Education Center Director at Mayyim Hayyim I know this is not a popular sentiment, and I’m a little nervous to even admit it here— but, I hate fall. I am a summer girl through and through. … Continue reading

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Film: Welcoming Waters

Exactly one year ago we launched our blog with “Mikveh Baby,” about some of our happiest immersions.  While shooting, filmmaker Jennifer Kaplan was so struck by the themes of welcome and inclusion that kept resurfacing, she decided she had to … Continue reading

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Reflections of Water

Written by Dr. Paula Brody I have been painting for over 10 years. Five years ago, when I was cleaning out my mother’s home after she fell ill and had to move to a nursing facility, I found her acrylics … Continue reading

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