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Jewish Survival: It Takes Chutzpah

by Leah Robbins, Administrative and Marketing Assistant International Women’s Day is on the horizon (March 8), and this year, like every year, I am reminded of the enormity of the weight of the world carried on the backs of women. … 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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A Chance Encounter with the Mikveh

by David Schatz I only encountered Mayyim Hayyim totally by chance. On a morning jog through Auburndale, I found a Mikveh Guide name tag from Mayyim Hayyim. I emailed the office to find out what to do with the card, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…and Other Challenges

by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Last spring, I sat in the Mayyim Hayyim Education Center with a group of people who had at some point made the decision to become Jewish. It was the very first session of … Continue reading

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Lessons from Beyond the Huppah: An In-Depth Review

by Sarah Bolts and Michael Chernicoff, Beyond the Huppah Participants fall 2015  Sarah: I honestly didn’t know what to expect from a pre-marriage class. I grew up in the Orthodox community, where pre-marriage classes came in the form of “kallah … Continue reading

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Taking a Deep Breath at Mayyim Hayyim

by Rose A. Lewis The weeks and days before a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a wedding, or any major life event can be filled with lists, errands, and let’s face it, a bit of anxiety for the entire family. As … Continue reading

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We’re Shakin’ Things Up in 2017

by Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director One year ago I wrote a post, Six Reasons I’m Psyched for 2016. It’s gratifying to reflect on it, and to see the things I imagined then right in front of me now. The Mayyim … Continue reading

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