Category Archives: Children

Enhancing the Bat Mitzvah Experience

In light of Leeza’s interview blog post with her now husband after doing the Beyond the Huppah class, I thought I would take a stab at one about the Beneath the Surface class I took with my 12-year old daughter, Elliana. … Continue reading

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Ema? Thanks for Bringing Me to the Mikveh.

by Carrie Bornstein Someone recently asked me, “Why Mikveh? What’s the point? Why does it matter?” Here’s the story I told: My 9-year old daughter just left for a month at sleep-away camp last week for the first time. In … Continue reading

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A Dream Mikveh

By Sheri Gurock, Incoming Board President There’s only one dream I can vividly remember having as a child. If I told you it was about the mikveh, would you believe me? It’s true. One day, when I was very young, … Continue reading

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The Choices

By Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg I grew up listening to Marlo Thomas’s “Free to be You and Me,” a compilation of songs and stories geared towards children that immerses the listener in the progressive values of the early 70’s: gender equity, … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Bar Mitzvah: Every Child Deserves to be Celebrated

by Susan Arndt It’s hard to believe we just celebrated my son’s Bar Mitzvah.  Zachary was born a beautiful healthy baby, but at the age of sixteen months, he started having seizures.  Over the years, with all of the challenges he … Continue reading

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Why My 7-Year-Old Asked To Go to the Mikveh

by Carrie Bornstein (This post originally appeared on Sometimes life has a funny way of working itself out. It’s not that things are so drastically different as an adult than how I imagined they’d be, but looking back, I’ve … Continue reading

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Bounty and Despair: Hoshiah na

by Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg This has been a hard year. At this time last year my heart was a well of despair. Some of you may have read about how I emerged from having a miscarriage at 12 weeks gestation last … Continue reading

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