Monthly Archives: February 2013

Making Music at the Mikveh

by Jim Ball, Mikveh Guide Music and Mayyim Hayyim are no strangers to one another. As a mikveh guide, I have heard how musical accompaniment is part of the immersion experience, whether it’s the singing and clapping of “Siman tov … Continue reading

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Friends, Mikveh and My 45th Birthday

by Jody Comins, Development and Events Coordinator “Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”             … Continue reading

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A Successful Field Trip

by Allison Poirier Last week, on a very cold and wintry Friday morning I left my apartment in Morningside Heights to catch the subway to 74th street. I was on my way to the Upper West Side Mikveh. Along with … Continue reading

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Immersion for Bloggers-to-be

by Jordan Braunig, Hebrew College intern Who knows how long I’d been sitting at my desk.  Hours?  Days?  Months?  It was time to write my blog post for Mayyim Hayyim, but what to write!  I racked my brain, and still, … Continue reading

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Kavanot at Mayyim Hayyim

by Jody Comins, Development and Events Coordinator One of the things that I love about working at Mayyim Hayyim is attending meetings. I’ve been working in the Jewish community for 23 years and every agency runs meetings differently. It’s very … Continue reading

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Sunday, Monday… Happy Days: A Trivia Contest For All

by Carrie Bornstein Today is (and yesterday was, too) Rosh Chodesh Adar – the first days of the month of Adar.  Adar: the month on the Hebrew calendar that brings us Purim, which I take very, very seriously.  When Adar … Continue reading

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Membership in the Women’s Club

by Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried I was delighted when Rabbi Joe Brodie, the Dean of Student Life and father figure to many of us at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), agreed to officiate at my wedding. I was also anxious. … Continue reading

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