Monthly Archives: May 2014


by Carrie Bornstein Last week, Cindy shared how she found meaning at Mayyim Hayyim in 2004 after being turned away from her local mikveh when she told them she’d be marrying another woman. I was inspired by her words – but what … Continue reading

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Birth to Rebirth

by Noreen Leibson It began in water. Floating, tumbling, supported by the nurturing fluids sent with love from my mother to me, her little embryo. Grew to love and fear the water. No longer able to able to breathe without emerging from … Continue reading

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Too Jewish, or not Jewish enough?

by Talia Jaffe, Education Intern There is a decision a person has to make every time they walk into a room. They have to decide if they want to be the funny version of themselves, the nice, the frustrated, the … Continue reading

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A Kosher Lesbian Jew

by Cindy Kalish It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years. A decade since marriage between two people of the same gender became legal in Massachusetts. It is also a decade since I immersed in a mikveh … Continue reading

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Empowering 6th Grade Girls, One Program at a Time

by Jody Comins, Development and Events Coordinator Last Sunday, I had a glimpse into one of the many amazing programs that happen here at Mayyim Hayyim, when my younger daughter came with her Rosh Hodesh, It’s a Girl Thing group … Continue reading

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Living Waters…Indeed

by Michelle Citrin  Below is taken from a mail exchange between Anita Diamant and Michelle Citrin, who performed at our fall event, Roasting and Toasting Anita Diamant Dear Anita, So…it’s 3:54am and I’m semi wide asleep/wake and just reflecting on a very special … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Better All the Time

by Lisa Berman, Director of Education Remember the Beatles song? “I used to get mad at my school The teachers who taught me weren’t cool  You’re holding me down, turning me round Filling me up with your rules. It’s getting … Continue reading

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