Monthly Archives: October 2012

For Me and No One Else

by Tabitha May-Tolub From a young age, I have always loved church – the music, the holy space, and the community safety net it provided. I learned valuable lessons that I hoped to pass on to my children. Not only … Continue reading

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Trust in Transition: The Story of Mayyim Hayyim’s Recent Executive Transition

By Carrie Bornstein and Aliza Kline This article was originally published by eJewishPhilanthrophy.  [The recent leadership transition at Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center can be instructive to other organizations in transition especially those who face the change … Continue reading

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The Fluidity of Mikveh

by Jordan Braunig, Hebrew College Intern In an education class that I was taking a couple of years ago at Hebrew College’s Rabbinical School, an instructor assigned us the seemingly benign task of watching a few child-development videos on YouTube.  … Continue reading

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Making the Mikveh Mine

by Jim Ball, Mikveh Guide, Cohort 6a I’ve been a mikveh guide for about a year. Because I work from my house and can make my own hours, I’ve been called on often for the many men who have used … Continue reading

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Of Red Leaves and Cinnamon Smells

by Julia Becker Collins, Director of Community Engagement When I was 19, I moved from California to Massachusetts.  While I moved primarily to transfer from one college to another, it was also motivated by my desire to move back to … Continue reading

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A Change in Perspective

by Cantor Nancy Sargon Sometimes it takes only a few words, a glance or a change in posture to profoundly alter one’s perspective on what is happening.  Yesterday I had such an experience while I was at Mayyim Hayyim, participating … Continue reading

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Embracing the Future

by Laura Seide, Development intern For several weeks now, I have felt as if I am teetering on a precipice, yearning to move forward, but wary of the future. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. Even when we want … Continue reading

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