Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Power of the Mayyim Hayyim Staff

by Sherri Goldman, Administrative and Finance Director Recently the Mayyim Hayyim staff had a working retreat. Twice each year our team goes off-site for a day of bonding, building our team culture, contemplating our purpose and motives, and working on one … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Mikveh

by Rabbi Lev Baesh Twice now, I have had the pleasure of celebrating weddings at Mayyim Hayyim, immediately following conversion with a Beit Din and immersion.  The first couple came from Canada with parents and a brother.  I had worked … Continue reading

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In Gratitude…

by Leah Hart Tennen, Mikveh Center Director Last week marked the end of my first year as a full-time employee at Mayyim Hayyim.  Many have heard me joke, “If you harass people enough, they’ll hire you,” but the truth is, … Continue reading

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Mikveh Thoughts

Becoming a Mikveh Guide is a thoughtful and intentional process.  Seth Stadfeld is a member of Cohort 8, our newest and first-ever men’s only training, and offers his thoughtful and intentional reflections about immersing in the mikveh by Seth Stadfeld, … Continue reading

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Leaning In: On Leadership, Babies, and Making it Work

by Carrie Bornstein I never thought I was making a statement. And yet, as I watched Makers: Women Who Make America on PBS a few weeks ago, I was blown away. If you didn’t see it, Makers tells the story … Continue reading

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L’Dor V’Dor V’Dor: From Generation to Generation to Generation

by Diane Black, Rebecca Friedman, and Jessica Friedman A few weeks ago, Diane Black, one of our board members and a Mikveh Guide, brought her daughter Rebecca and her granddaughter Jessica to Mayyim Hayyim to celebrate Jessica becoming a Bat … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Bath

by Sarah Gurvis, Administrative Assistant Anyone who has spent any amount of time with children knows that they tend to ask a lot of questions. When I’m not working at Mayyim Hayyim, I work as a part time nanny for … Continue reading

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