Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tears of Joy and Despair

by Tamar Duke-Cohan I happened into a public bathroom a few evenings ago. As I entered, a woman flew out of the first stall, ran into another and banged the door shut. I could hear her muttering and sobbing over … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks to Mayyim Hayyim

by Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director Last week a 12-year old girl decided to immerse at Mayyim Hayyim prior to becoming a Bat Mitzvah. As is the often the case, she led the way by bringing in her step-mother and grandparents, … Continue reading

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My Life in Snapshots at Mayyim Hayyim

by Jenna Margolis I was little when my cousin converted to Judaism, but I distinctly remember watching my aunt hold her own breath as she released her new baby into the water. After several dunks in the Mayyim Hayyim mikveh, … Continue reading

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Water Wonders: A 7 Year-Old’s Stellar Review

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager Recently my youngest child and I had the opportunity to attend the Mayyim Hayyim program Water Wonders at the Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. Through science experiments, stories, and hands-on play, the participants learned all about … Continue reading

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R&R: Rejuvenation and Ritual

by Cassie Seinuk One night I went out to walk my dog, placed my foot on the step outside my door, and tripped, stumbling down four concrete steps, landing heavily on my left arm. The pain was sharp, and loud, … Continue reading

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Jewish Ritual as a Guide to Community Healing

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving This past week has been, to put it mildly, a tumultuous and heavy one. As a (white) Jewish woman, I’ve been worried and scared for my friends and family of all races and … Continue reading

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A Place for Hope and Serenity at this Fraught Time

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Unsettled, energized, anxious, fatigued –we are all experiencing a panoply of emotions at this time of decision-making in our country. This has been a time of political transition unlike any most of us … Continue reading

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