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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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I Don’t Have a Lot of Money…and Here’s Why I Give to Mayyim Hayyim

by Talya Sokoll, Mikveh Guide A number of years ago, when I moved back to Boston after college in New York, I began the search for Jewish spaces that I felt comfortable and welcome in. As someone who has grown … Continue reading

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Welcome 2017!

by Lori Kramer, Office Manager The end of the calendar year is a very busy time here at Mayyim Hayyim, particularly for me, in my role as Office Manager. I process all your generous gifts, make sure we thank you for … Continue reading

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A Year in Days: Why Support Mayyim Hayyim?

by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving It’s December, the time of year when many people make charitable contributions. As the Director of Annual Giving at Mayyim Hayyim, it’s a busy time of year for me. Sometimes it’s also easy … Continue reading

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy (Repost)

As Hannukah approaches, we are reminded of this amazing story by former Board Member Jane Matlaw, and we want to share it with you. “When my children were young, they got something small each night of Hanukkah. Growing up, my … Continue reading

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