Monthly Archives: March 2015

Freedom on the Other Side

by Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director One morning at Mayyim Hayyim, the doorbell rang. I picked up on the intercom with my usual, “Hi, can I help you?” and was met with a nervous, “Hi… I, um… I wanted to get … Continue reading

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Make a Big Mess and Play with Everything and Other Educational Models

by Deborah Skolnick Einhorn Nine of us crowded around the mikveh.  I sat on the floor with several of my students, while others leaned against the door jamb, squatted by the side of the ‘pool,’ or leaned against a wall. … Continue reading

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Springing Forward

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager “Spring,” that mythic season of thaw and bloom, arrives this weekend. Boston has yet to be convinced. It’s 26 degrees outside as I write this, with the same three feet of snow on the ground … Continue reading

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Renewed, Refreshed, Ready

by Eliana Southworth I’ll always remember that July afternoon visit to the Trevi Fountain—the clear blue water glistening under the Roman sun while crowds of visitors, armed with cameras, stood in awe of Bernini’s masterpiece. There, my painting professor told … Continue reading

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“I Have a Question”…the Answer is “Yes” Part I

By Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Q: How do you know if you are succeeding at running a warm, welcoming, open-minded mikveh? A: You get a lot of really interesting phone calls and you love answering them. In my … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Agunah Problem: A Reaction Against Women’s Equality Gains?

by Lisa Fishbayn Joffe The day before Purim is marked by many Jews around the world as Agunah Day; a day to remember and speak out on behalf of women trapped in dead marriages unless and until their husband decides to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Purim

by Walt Clark, Office Manager   In the throes of late evening cold snow gleaming there is left steaming food and drink and texts from years of old. And masks of costumes depicting heroes and monsters and the gurgle of … Continue reading

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