Monthly Archives: October 2017

Back to the Mikveh

by Amber Caulkins, Director of Ride Tide I was recently asked by my alma mater to participate in a panel discussion on working in the nonprofit field as part of their annual career day. For the last week I have … Continue reading

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“The Mikveh Monologues” Go to California

by Karen Calechman The theme for my synagogue’s “Joys of Jewish Learning” event this past year was mayyim (water). Sharon Amster Brown, our Director of Education, excitedly chose “The Mikveh Monologues” as the perfect theatrical piece to be performed at … Continue reading

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I Took the Mikveh for Granted

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving This is a story about silver linings. This story begins two years ago, immersing at Mayyim Hayyim for Rosh Hashanah – my first ever immersion. It was wondrous, and my heart felt open. … Continue reading

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Sukkot and the Fragility of Our Lives

by Melissa K. Rosen This post originally appeared on Sharsheret’s Blog in 2015. I was a little worried on Rosh Hashanah. By Yom Kippur, I was anxious enough to wonder out loud what I might look like without hair. The … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Year of Transition

by Dalia Krusner, Mayyim Hayyim Intern This fall marks a year since I arrived in Boston. In late August of 2016, I packed up my life in Toronto and drove southeast for 9 hours to begin graduate school. I was … Continue reading

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Why I Guide

by Talya Sokoll, Mikveh Guide When I first decided to become a Mikveh Guide, I was nervous. I had been to a number of immersions for friends and family that were incredibly special and meaningful. There are many variables that … Continue reading

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Valuing your Visit

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager One of my responsibilities at Mayyim Hayyim is to print immersion forms. Every day. These are the forms your wonderful, volunteer Mikveh Guide or our amazing staff ask you to either fill out or double … Continue reading

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