Category Archives: Infertility

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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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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My Last Immersion (For Now)

by Rabbi Ilana C. Garber I love everything about the mikveh – the warm waters, the transitions and transformations, the healing and hope. I had immersed in the mikveh long before I was married: marking yahrzeit for my father z”l, … 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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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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Mikveh Misdemeanors: Why We Need More Mikvaot Like Mayyim Hayyim

I love the mikveh.  I love this mitzvah so much, in fact, that over the last thirteen years I have immersed in many mikvaot around the world.  And despite having encountered many mikveh misdemeanors, I continue to return to the “living … Continue reading

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Good Eggs

Please check out this wonderful blog entry over at JFCS by Kate Weldon LeBlanc, which speaks about the heartfelt graphic novel by Mayyim Hayyim’s latest exhibitor, Phoebe Potts. We invite everyone to visit Phoebe’s and Hilary Price’s wonderful art exhibit … Continue reading

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