Monthly Archives: December 2011

I Love This Blog

By Anita Diamant, Mayyim Hayyim President and Founder         Greetings to you, my virtual friends, I just wanted to say that I love this blog. I love the diversity of topics and the diversity of voices. I love … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media | 1 Comment

A Hanukkah Message

Written by Aliza Kline, Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim        Chag Urim Sameach! Happy Hanukkah! The other night we lit our first candles and our girls, Ela (7.5), Gila (5) and Nomi (2.5), along with new Israeli friends, sang their little … Continue reading

Posted in Chaggim/Holidays | Leave a comment

A Year-End Letter

By Dr. Paula Brody, Founding Board Member                                                                   … Continue reading

Posted in Education Programs, Immersion, Special Events | Leave a comment

Welcome, Cohort Seven!

Written by Sara Smolover, Interim Mikveh Center Coordinator     Celebration and tears marked the final Siyyum of their training on December 13th when 10 special women joined the community of Mikveh Guides at Mayyim Hayyim. It has been a pleasure and … Continue reading

Posted in Mikveh Guides, Mikveh Training | Leave a comment

Ten Years Later…

It’s been nearly ten years since Mayyim Hayyim founder Anita Diamant published the essay “Why I Want a Mikveh” in The Water’s Edge—our early print newsletter.  As we near the end of 2011, it’s amazing to reread these words and … Continue reading

Posted in Special Events | Leave a comment

Learning to be Quiet

Written by Amy Fleming I went through mikveh guide training not to be a mikveh guide.  As a Board member of Mayyim Hayyim, I loved giving tours of the mikveh, educating visitors about what we do, and communicating my excitement … Continue reading

Posted in Immersion, Mikveh Guides | 1 Comment

A Public Service Announcement for the Mikveh World

Written by Carrie Bornstein, Acting Executive Director I’ve visited my fair share of mikvehs over the years, particularly as I’ve gotten more and more into the mikveh biz.  Coming to Mayyim Hayyim, I’ve become accustomed to a warm welcome, meaningful … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie Bornstein, Immersion, Mikveh Guides, Mikveh Training | 5 Comments