Monthly Archives: May 2015

A New Film from Mayyim Hayyim, Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody

by Carrie Bornstein Accessibility to people with disabilities has been a Mayyim Hayyim priority since the very beginning. Petichut – openness – is one of our guiding principles and it is part of everything we do: nobody is closed out … Continue reading

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Open Waters: A Huge Success

by Carrie Bornstein What’s the best thing about a Mayyim Hayyim event aside from the event itself? The day after the event. Below is a selection of emails we received from you, our dedicated fan club, that started pouring in … Continue reading

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Subject Line: First Timer

Tonight is our major benefit event – seems like we should be writing with one last ditch effort to promote and build excitement. But recently we got this email below and just had to share it with you. While we still can’t wait to celebrate with … Continue reading

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One of our Favorites: The Gift of the Guide

Next week, Mayyim Hayyim will honor the authors of Blessings for the Journey: A Jewish Healing Guide for Women with Cancer. Since its publication this book has brought hope and renewal to women throughout the world. One of them is Rabbi Robin Nafshi, who also … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes

by Walt Clark, Office Manager A good friend of mine worked at Disney world one summer as a facilities technician. Unlike other places, he was not called an employee, but a “cast member” because at Disney you are expected to always … Continue reading

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Out of the Margins and Into the Water

by Sandy Slavet, Mikveh Guide Each of us who comes to the waters of Mayyim Hayyim is called by a voice from within: a voice that awakens our souls to the possibility of transformation. It is a voice that recalls … Continue reading

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Open Waters Every Day

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar Before I started as Development Manager at Mayyim Hayyim last year, I was afraid that the daily demands of fundraising would make it hard to always appreciate the amazing things that happen here every day. I feared … Continue reading

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