Tearing Down the Walls: Creative Solutions to Mikveh Apprehension
December 16, 7:30pm
After identifying a neglect in mikveh attendance in early twentieth century North America, two rabbis – independently, yet almost simultaneously – tackled the issue with the similar strategies: advocating building mikva’ot in private homes. Together we will explore their innovative proposals and discuss today's barriers to immersion, along with current and potential solutions. (more>>)
Bridging the Gap
Sundays, January 12 & 26, 2014, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
This new program focuses on issues of mom-teen relationships -- particularly communication, the power of shared histories, and the use of ritual to create positive experiences, memories and Jewish identity together. It will build on the successful Beneath the Surface model of “just girls” and “just moms” activities and discussions as well as mother-daughter and full-group activities. (more »)
From the Blog
by Alan Teperow
One of the things I love most about Mayyim Hayyim is its fluidity – both in and out of the water. It is this fluidity – engaging people of all backgrounds, embracing diversity and approaching Jewish living with such openness – that has brought the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts (SCM) to Mayyim Hayyim each year to share our community’s “gem” with our Haifa visitors. This year was no exception.
Brought to Boston by SCM as part of CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection, Rabbis Shai Beloosesky (Reform), Dov (Dubi) Haiyun (Conservative) and Rafi Weinberg (Orthodox), spent almost a week traversing the Jewish community and participating in a weekend Shabbaton at Hebrew College. They experienced...
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