Monthly Archives: December 2015

Deciding to be Intentional

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager A big theme in my house is intentionality.  Eight years ago we went on a mission to blend our family when I married my husband.  We had two seven-year-olds and a five-year-old between us and … Continue reading

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Abba, is Santa Claus Real?

by Shira Cohen-Goldberg “Abba, is Santa Claus real?” says my four-year-old from the back of the car. This is most certainly my child. I used to put cookies and milk out on the counter for Santa to take when he came … Continue reading

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Call me Schnorrer – again.

by Anita Diamant I am writing this because (1) it’s important and (2) you care about Mayyim Hayyim. I’ll start with (2). If you’re taking the trouble to read the Mayyim Hayyim blog, I’m betting that you understand what Mayyim … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager This is my last post as Development Manager at Mayyim Hayyim. In a few weeks I’ll be heading to a new position as Institutional Giving Manager at the Huntington Theatre. It was an opportunity that … Continue reading

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A Dream Mikveh

By Sheri Gurock, Incoming Board President There’s only one dream I can vividly remember having as a child. If I told you it was about the mikveh, would you believe me? It’s true. One day, when I was very young, … Continue reading

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People First

For several months now, Sandy Miller Jacobs (a former Professor of Special Education) and I have been working on writing and editing a discussion guide to accompany Mayyim Hayyim’s short film about accessibility at the mikveh, Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody. The film and … Continue reading

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy

By Jane Matlaw, Board Member When my children were young, they got something small each night of Hanukkah. Growing up, my parents had demonstrated the importance of giving back and I wanted to pass this value onto my children, as … Continue reading

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