Monthly Archives: February 2012

Creating Light

By Rabbi Matthew Berger, Rabbi at Temple Emanuel                                                                On December 22, 2011, the 2nd day of Hanukkah, I accompanied two of my conversion students, Leonarda and Zechariah, to Mayyim Hayyim for their Beit Din (court of three) and T’vilah (immersion). … Continue reading

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Beyond the Huppah

Mayyim Hayyim is pleased to offer its successful program, “Beyond the Huppah: Creating the Jewish Marriage You Want” beginning this Sunday, March 4 (a few spots still remain!). Enjoy this reprint of a blog post from the program’s facilitator, Judy Elkin, describing … Continue reading

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Monologim Mihamikveh

Written by Aliza Kline, Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim                “Monologim Mihamikveh” (“Mikveh Monologues”), was the title of a recent article that my Hebrew tutor, Rona, showed to me. I met Rona through ESRA, an Israeli organization that supports English-speakers moving … Continue reading

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An Atheist in the Mikveh

By Janet R. Being an atheist has worked well for me.  I’ve explored religions, never found much meaning in them, and have happily existed as a culturally Jewish non-believer. I’ve never quite understood what ‘spiritual’ means, except maybe it’s what … Continue reading

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Mikveh: It’s Not Magic

by Carrie Bornstein, Acting Executive Director With nightfall coming so early during the winter, Shabbat lunch with friends often turns into a lazy post-meal afternoon of exhausted parents sitting around enjoying each other’s company, while their animated young children turn the … Continue reading

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The Faces of Justice

By Sara Luria, rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College and former Mayyim Hayyim intern                    “Don’t you care about justice?” Rabbi/organizer Jonah Pesner asked me this pointed question when I told him … Continue reading

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A mikveh?!

Written by Madeline Mayer Last month I visited Israel with my graduate program. As a candidate for a Master’s degree in Jewish Professional Leadership, the goal of this trip was for the students, as future leaders within the Jewish community, to … Continue reading

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