Monthly Archives: April 2016

Israel’s Mikveh for Everyone

This month, our blog’s theme is mikva’ot from around the world. Mikveh is a ritual that spans centuries and continents; earlier this month we shared about a mikveh in Cuba, Uganda, and today we learn about the latest in mikveh news in … Continue reading

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Six Months In

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager When I started at Mayyim Hayyim about six months ago I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew I had heard amazing things and felt the welcoming atmosphere while I interviewed, but learning an … Continue reading

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A Pastor and a Rabbi go to a Mikveh in Uganda

This month, our blog’s theme is mikva’ot from around the world. Mikveh is a ritual that spans centuries and continents; earlier this month we shared Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker’s encounter with a mikveh in Cuba, and today we’re sharing Samantha Lakin’s trip to a mikveh … Continue reading

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The Former Soviet Union Off of I-287

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education As a first-time presenter and participant at a recent Limmud FSU (Former Soviet Union) I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I arrived with a friend to the enormous castle-style Sheraton in New Jersey, … Continue reading

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A Bridal Bath

by Cantor Lori Salzman About ten years ago I was approached by a friend who was soon to be married. She told me she really didn’t want a traditional bridal shower and asked if there was some sort of simple … Continue reading

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No Water in the Mikveh

By Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker I recently led a congregational mission to Cuba where, among many things, we visited an Orthodox synagogue in Havana.  One of the lay leaders, Ya’akov, spoke to our group about the synagogue’s history, its members, … Continue reading

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Mayyim Hayyim’s Jewish Feminist Ambassador

by Sabrina Zionts A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting Mayyim Hayyim for the first time with Wellesley College Hillel. At the beginning of the education program, Leeza asked what we hoped to learn from the session. I shared … Continue reading

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