Monthly Archives: October 2013

Real Men Can Dunk

By Edward C. Bermant Even though my wife has visited the mikveh and my daughter is Mayyim Hayyim’s Executive Director, it never occurred to me that I would go to a mikveh and immerse. That was something women do, not men. It never … Continue reading

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Pilgrim in a New Land

by Walton Clark, Office Assistant Whenever you start work at a new place there is an adjustment period. You have to learn exactly how you are going to operate amongst the other employees, pick up the office culture, and get … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said, Part 2

The morning I went to the mikveh for my conversion to Judaism, I wrote about observance and wholeness.  I reflected on what it meant to be embarking on this journey and the words that kept coming back to me were: … Continue reading

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Roasting and Toasting Anita Diamant

by Jody Comins, Development and Events Coordinator Last Thursday night, we celebrated our founding President, Anita Diamant. I want to send out a shout out to all of our Co-chairs, Host Committee, Staff and volunteers who helped to plan and … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said, Part 1

by Justin Womack, the first in a two part series of a couple’s mikveh experience It was June 18, 2013,–Tzadik Lev’s birthday.  People always ask what does it feel to be an African-American man who converted to Judaism? I always … Continue reading

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We Are All Part of the Problem

by Carrie Bornstein Last week I attended Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community’s “Changing the Future, Now!” conference.  I entered the day feeling confident about our work in promoting gender equality; after all, for twelve years Mayyim Hayyim’s staff, … Continue reading

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by Nancy Sohn Schwartz Originally posted on Reposted with permission from author. Three months ago, just after my 69th birthday, I went to the mikveh. It was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Ten … Continue reading

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