Monthly Archives: March 2017

Don’t “Pass Over” the Mikveh

by Wendy Handler, Mikveh Guide  A friend recently sent me an email that said, “Keep calm and carry on…spring is coming!” with a beautiful picture of budding flowers in my favorite colors. The message did little to soothe my nerves. … Continue reading

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Working Moms Behind the Mikveh

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager This last week has literally been my own version of a Perfect Storm. I juggle four kids (3 teens and a 7-year old who thinks she is a teenager), a very long commute, a cake … Continue reading

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The Gift of Guiding

by Rene Katersky, Mikveh Guide As I approach another significant birthday, one ending in “0” (aren’t they all significant at this age?), I have been thinking a lot about the self-imposed benefits of turning another year older. I am mindful … Continue reading

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Always be Prepared

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving If there’s one thing my mother taught me (okay, there are many things my mother taught me, but it’s a saying, right?), it is to always be prepared. Even if you don’t think … Continue reading

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On Mourning and Healing

by Nadav David Just over a year ago, my grandfather, Abraham Gittelson z”l, passed at the age of 87. Three days beforehand, I sat next to his bed at the Rehabilitation Center in North Miami Beach, reading the morning’s sport … Continue reading

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A New Twist for a Traditional Holiday

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director It’s time to pack away this year’s Purim costume, try valiantly to clean up the glitter, put away the glue gun, and start thinking about Passover. Four weeks from tonight we’ll be sitting … Continue reading

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Too Close to Home

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education I like to consider myself someone who has an appreciation of the absurd, but there has always been something about the absurdity of Megillat Esther that I have found unnerving. This Purim, for the … Continue reading

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