Board of Directors

The Mayyim Hayyim board of directors is a hands-on board that meets five times a year. Board members provide a variety of skills and expertise to the many facets of the organization, including interfaith outreach, chaplaincy, hospice, fine arts, legal, financial, and site maintenance.

Elisha Gechter, President
Carol Targum, Vice President
Deb Gaffin, Clerk
Karen Wolfson, Treasurer

Miriam Berkowitz Blue
Amy Fleming
Jordan Namerow
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Jim Schwartz
Rabbi Jaimee Shalhevet
Dara Steinberg
Rabbi Keith Stern
Dalia Wassner
Anita Diamant, Founding President


  • Mayyim Hayyim currently has limited availability for immersions while we undergo construction to repair damage incurred to the building following the extreme cold on February 4. 

    To support our repairs and bolster your local community mikveh, donate to our campaign to Make Waves for the Future and join us to celebrate outgoing CEO Carrie Bornstein. Learn more and donate here.