Monthly Archives: August 2017

Eclipsed by the Divine

by Elisha Gechter Last week my husband Sam and I endured a connecting flight from Boston to Knoxville, TN with our 5 year-old and 9 month-old. We were eclipse-bound and willing to make some sacrifices in the name of science. … Continue reading

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Kicking off Kindergarten at the Mikveh

by Amber Caulkins, Director of Rising Tide “I love the mikveh. The water is so warm.” These were the words of my five year-old daughter, Rebecca, as she sat at the breakfast table, a half-eaten bowl of cereal in front … Continue reading

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Listen to the Knocking in Your Own Heart

by Rachel Tali Kaplan An invitation and an ode: a rabbinical student’s thoughts on and encouragement to join Mayyim Hayyim for Knocking at Our Hearts, a High Holiday musical workshop with Joey Weisenberg, on September 10 at 3:30PM. water and … Continue reading

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Community in Action

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving Jewish rituals and religious observance rely on community, and people are the backbone of communities. That’s what I walked away with after seeing the film, The Women’s Balcony. The film is about people … Continue reading

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Pressing Pause on Bat Mitzvah Madness

by Kim Creem This past May was my daughter Lily’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Emanuel in Newton, where we have been members for over 15 years. She had been at Temple Emanuel for both preschool and Hebrew school and was … Continue reading

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How the Work Has Changed

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager One of my favorite things to do in the entire world is throw things away. I love the feeling of paring my life down to the things I really need – not just saving things … Continue reading

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My Miracle Mikveh

Posted with permission from Skip Palter, after a visit to Mayyim Hayyim to mark the completion of a mourning period for his wife, Ann. Hi Carrie, I am writing to share with you that I believe I experienced a miracle … Continue reading

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