Category Archives: Special Events

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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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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Open Waters: A Huge Success

by Carrie Bornstein What’s the best thing about a Mayyim Hayyim event aside from the event itself? The day after the event. Below is a selection of emails we received from you, our dedicated fan club, that started pouring in … Continue reading

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It’s an Honor

by Jim Ball, Mikveh Guide  New Hampshire’s loss is Massachusetts’ gain, two fold. Peter and Betty Shapiro, this year’s honorees at Mayyim Hayyim’s “Open Waters” benefit celebration on Monday, May 18th, are two folks we’re lucky to have in Greater … Continue reading

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Red Tent-icipation

by DeDe Jacobs Komisar, Development Manager The big news around these parts is that Lifetime TV has made our own Anita Diamant’s iconic work, The Red Tent, into a miniseries. It airs December 7th and 8th, and stars Minnie Driver, … Continue reading

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A Letter of Thanks

by Rene Katersky This letter was sent to us by Rene, a long-time mikveh guide and educator, following the “Get Ready: Releasing the Past, Embracing the Future” program that Mayyim Hayyim ran before the High Holidays this year: My favorite local beach beckons, with … Continue reading

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Choosing Milestones

by Diane Black On May 29, 2014 at Mayyim Hayyim’s tenth year celebration event, we honored Diane Black with the Nachshon Award.  Here are her remarks from the ceremony.  If you know me at all, you know I’m not comfortable … Continue reading

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