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Asking for Help

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager There’s a voice in my head that has always equated asking for help with admitting defeat. Call it impatience or ego, but I prefer to barrel ahead with a task myself and hope for the best than … Continue reading

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Our Bodies, Our Mikveh

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager This week marks my first Mayyim Hayyim “work-iversary.” When I started as Development Manager in July of 2014, the very first thing I did was observe an educational program with high school students from Genesis, … Continue reading

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Mad Mikveh Max

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager This past weekend I saw a movie that was both over-the-top crazy and, as a feminist, enormously cathartic. I can’t get it out of my head. I’m speaking of Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth in the … Continue reading

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Open Waters Every Day

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar Before I started as Development Manager at Mayyim Hayyim last year, I was afraid that the daily demands of fundraising would make it hard to always appreciate the amazing things that happen here every day. I feared … Continue reading

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Springing Forward

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager “Spring,” that mythic season of thaw and bloom, arrives this weekend. Boston has yet to be convinced. It’s 26 degrees outside as I write this, with the same three feet of snow on the ground … Continue reading

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The Weather Outside

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager Living in the Boston area, it’s hard to think about anything these days besides snow. It’s hard to believe that just twenty days ago it had only snowed five inches the entire season; now we’re buried … Continue reading

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Under Construction

by DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager Things were kind of noisy during the past few weeks here at Mayyim Hayyim. We brought in contractors to redo all of the floor tiling on the wet side downstairs. When Mayyim Hayyim was originally … Continue reading

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