Monthly Archives: March 2016

Learn to Swim

by Shira Cohen-Goldberg It started when my son was two. In a very busy preschool room, he’d run into a corner, cover his ears, and scream. When we replaced his crib with a toddler bed, he stopped sleeping.  When we finally … Continue reading

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When Immersing Feels Impossible

by Kelly Banker, Intern Is visiting the mikveh always a peaceful and pleasant experience? As mikveh guides and as an organization, we strive to make it so. And I believe that here at Mayyim Hayyim, we do make immersion experiences … Continue reading

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Waterworks and Bright Flights

by Anita Diamant I’m not sure where my passion for quilts came from, but it probably had something to do with the fact that it was a uniquely American art form created by women who did not consider themselves “artists.” … Continue reading

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What’s with the Water?

by Carrie Bornstein As I type, I’m in the midst of participating in a conference on Transformative Jewish Education, hosted by the Mandel Center at Brandeis University. Much of the conversation so far has centered around best practices in long-term … Continue reading

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Intimidated No More

by Allison Schnipper I recently had the opportunity to visit Mayyim Hayyim for the first time. My son’s 6th grade Hebrew School class from Temple Sinai of Sharon visited as part of their life cycle curriculum. Kids, parents, and teachers … Continue reading

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Renewal in the Air

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager Today in the office, I made a bold move. I picked up the 50 lb container of ice melt (which only had about 20 lbs left fortunately, or I wouldn’t have been picking it up … Continue reading

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My Miscarriage and My Mikveh

by Elisha Gechter You see blood and it changes everything. You go from being unharmed to wounded, from ritually ready (tahor) to ritually unready (tameh), and sometimes from being pregnant to losing that pregnancy. And that’s what happened to me … Continue reading

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