Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Gift for Mom

Excerpts from Keeping the Faith: How Compromise, Curiosity and Tradition Guide One Interfaith Family, by Abigail Mnookin Reflections before the mikveh: For my mom’s 70th birthday this month, my brother and I are giving her an unusual gift. Her four … Continue reading

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A Year in Days: Why Support Mayyim Hayyim?

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving It’s December, the time of year when many people make charitable contributions. As the Director of Annual Giving at Mayyim Hayyim, it’s a busy time of year for me. Sometimes it’s also easy … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy (Repost)

As Hannukah approaches, we are reminded of this amazing story by former Board Member Jane Matlaw, and we want to share it with you. “When my children were young, they got something small each night of Hanukkah. Growing up, my … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Mayyim Hayyim’s Top Ten List

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh & Education Director It’s that time of year when we’re surrounded by lists – top ten best movies of the year, books, songs, the like. Here at Mayyim Hayyim, we judge ourselves by our impact on … Continue reading

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A Treasured Memory at the Mikveh

by Sophie Hyman I was a little apprehensive about coming to the mikveh. My sister’s girlfriend, Leah (Mayyim Hayyim staff and mikveh enthusiast), encouraged me to explore this area of Judaism that I had very minimal exposure to. I was … Continue reading

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Teaching is Unpredictable

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Last week I taught a group of 7th graders and parents from Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford. It was our standard, 90-minute education program where students learned about the biblical origins of mikveh immersion, the … Continue reading

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Blessings and Decoupage – Creating Together

by Tammi Levy-Cantor It’s been a busy year for our family. Our child will be invited to and attending almost 60 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs from her classmates at the Rashi School, her camp family, our actual family, and long … Continue reading

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