Category Archives: Inclusiveness

Blessing My Marriage in the Mikveh

by Laura Bishop I did not have a traditional Jewish wedding. In another life, where I married another man, I would have loved to have been under the chuppah (wedding canopy), wrapped in a tallis (prayer shawl), as the rabbi … Continue reading

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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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Resist!

by Leah Robbins, Administrative and Marketing Assistant This Passover has me thinking a lot about what liberation looks like to me. I wish I could say that the poignancy of our own liberation narrative, from slavery to freedom, have inspired … Continue reading

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A National Network of Mikva’ot is Born

by Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director Since before Mayyim Hayyim opened, we’ve gotten requests to share our model with other communities. We’ve offered individualized consultations, hosted international conferences, trainings, and a blog, developed curricula and immersion ceremonies, and created short documentary … Continue reading

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My Monday Morning Inspiration

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving I want to tell you an amazing story. A donor—let’s call her Susan—who received our end-of-year appeal letter went on to our website in late December to make a donation. By accident, she … Continue reading

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Reinventing Ritual

by Rachel Karish, Bronfman Youth Fellow, translated from Hebrew by Daphna Ezrachi, Bronfman Educator The 21st-century world that we live in is one of constant progress and change. The industrial revolution, which began a few centuries ago following the Enlightenment, … Continue reading

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Inclusion First

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager Alongside my role as the Office Manager at Mayyim Hayyim, I have the pleasure of being Ema (mom) to four wonderful, amazing, patience-trying, and dynamic children. My oldest, Avi, is turning 17 next month. I have … Continue reading

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