Category Archives: Fertility

Creating the World We Want to See

by Carrie Bornstein Last week, Carrie shared these words as she was honored at Mayyim Hayyim’s spring benefit, Soul/Life/Cycle: My first job interview at Mayyim Hayyim was exactly ten years ago this Thursday; less than 48 hours before Eliana was … Continue reading

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Working Moms Behind the Mikveh

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager This last week has literally been my own version of a Perfect Storm. I juggle four kids (3 teens and a 7-year old who thinks she is a teenager), a very long commute, a cake … Continue reading

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There’s No I in Uterus

By Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director  Life has been a little busy lately. For all the normal reasons, yes. And, there are some other reasons, too. Mayyim Hayyim has a funny way of having an impact on people, myself included. So … Continue reading

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Getting Rooted

by Becca Shimshak “For the Jews, there was light, happiness, joy and honor; so it should be for us.” ~Esther 8:16 with quote from prayer for Havdalah When I got married ten years ago, I chose this quote for our wedding … 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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Tikvah (Hope) in the Mikveh

by Rabbi Ilana C. Garber While it hasn’t always been easy, I’ve spent most of my married life attending the local mikveh in my small town.  It’s not as beautiful as Mayyim Hayyim, but the warm waters and kind mikveh guide … Continue reading

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In the Presence of God

By Sherri Goldman, Administrative Director at Mayyim Hayyim I didn’t even realize I was crying. I was in temple during High Holy Day services years ago, listening to the Rosh Hashanah Torah portion of Sarah’s pain and anguish about not … Continue reading

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