Monthly Archives: January 2014

Going Beneath the Surface – A New Film about Mothers, Daughters, and Bat Mitzvah

Welcome to the premier of Beneath the Surface, Mayyim Hayyim’s new film about deepening mother-daughter relationships during the memorable yet challenging time leading up to a family’s bat mitzvah celebration. With support from the Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund, filmmaker … Continue reading

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What Does Bill Cosby Have To Do With Our Mikveh?

by Jody Comins, Development and Events Coordinator In December, I participated in a webinar through Network for Good about how to maximize Mayyim Hayyim’s efforts for our year-end appeal. You’re familiar with Year End appeals, right? Every non-profit is sending … Continue reading

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Wash My Scars

by Rabbi Emily Aviva Kapor to my friends, guides, and colleagues of the Mayyim Ḥayyim Community Mikveh of Newton, Massachusetts uncertain feet descend stone steps downward into the water, down into the water they tell me is warm and healing. … Continue reading

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2013: A Year of Mikveh Blogging

by Carrie Bornstein 2013 was a good year for The Mikveh Lady Has Left the Building.  We published 99 new posts, and you (the collective “you”) viewed them nearly 31,000 times. The content was extraordinary, and varied.  We’ve categorized it … Continue reading

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Building the Mishkan

by Robin Weintraub, Mikveh Center Coordinator It’s almost time to build the mishkan (The not-so-helpful English translation of that is “tabernacle”, but really it’s where God lives – I mean, to the extent that God “lives” anywhere – it is … Continue reading

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Good to the Last Drop

by Leah Hart Tennen It was a tough decision to leave my role of Mikveh Center Director at Mayyim Hayyim, one I struggled with for quite a while.  I loved the organization; I loved my co-workers; I LOVED my volunteer … Continue reading

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By Lisa Berman, Director of Education I’ve been thinking a lot lately about listening. It began as my colleague, Rabbi Sarah Tasman, and I worked to create a new program here at Mayyim Hayyim for moms and 8/9th grade daughters. Inspired … Continue reading

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