Category Archives: Adult Education

Making a Marriage: Inside Beyond the Huppah

As Beyond the Huppah 2017 approaches, we are reminded of these unique insights written and adapted by educator Judy Elkin. Imagine it. Ten couples sitting around a table, munching on Terra Chips, hummus and carrots, mixed nuts, and Peanut M&M’s; … Continue reading

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Off the Deep End!

by Cantor Louise Egbert Treitman I converted to Judaism almost 45 years ago and have been immersed in the Jewish world ever since. I was still in college when I began studying with my sponsoring rabbi, went to the mikveh, converted, … Continue reading

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A Phone Call I Won’t Forget

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Several weeks ago I walked into work, dropped my bag at the side of my desk, and settled into my chair. My mind was calm, before the clutter of a to-do list had … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Question

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education At the ripe age of ten, I recall being fairly convinced that by the time I hit twenty-eight, I would possess that special realization about the world that I’d clearly been missing. What realization exactly? After … Continue reading

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Young Jewish Leaders from London Visit Mayyim Hayyim

by Jody Comins, Development Coordinator While I love my job as Development and Events Coordinator here at Mayyim Hayyim, I have a side gig that I’m just as passionate about: working as an Independent Consultant for the Adam Science Young … Continue reading

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A Successful Field Trip

by Allison Poirier Last week, on a very cold and wintry Friday morning I left my apartment in Morningside Heights to catch the subway to 74th street. I was on my way to the Upper West Side Mikveh. Along with … Continue reading

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What’s Your Water Story?

By Lisa Berman, Paula Brody & Family Education Center Director at Mayyim Hayyim and “Cape Cod Girl” In a recent class at Mayyim Hayyim, I asked a group of adults to recount a memorable encounter they’d had with water – … Continue reading

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