Our Staff

Carrie Bornstein

Chief Executive Officer | carrieb@mayyimhayyim.org

Carrie has been with Mayyim Hayyim since she became a volunteer Mikveh Guide in 2006. She joined the staff in 2008 as Mikveh Center Director and soon after was promoted to Assistant Director. In 2012, the board selected Carrie to succeed Mayyim Hayyim’s founding director, and she is now leading the organization to deepen its roots in the Greater Boston area and expand around the country and world through the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Carrie is a Schusterman Fellow and in 2013 Combined Jewish Philanthropies named her one of the 18 most influential young adults in Boston.

A cum laude graduate of Skidmore College, Carrie received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University with a focus on Macro Practice, including non-profit management, planning and program development, and community organizing. A graduate of the first cohort of DeLeT (Day School Leadership through Teaching) at Brandeis University, Carrie also studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.

Carrie lives in Sharon, MA with her husband, Jamie, and their three children.

Elizabeth Eggert

Advancement Coordinator | elizabethe@mayyimhayyim.org

Elizabeth Eggert

Elizabeth joined Mayyim Hayyim in August 2018. She graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and American Studies. While in school, Elizabeth interned at Jewish Community Action in Saint Paul, MN, where she worked on issues of voting rights and mass incarceration and gained a greater appreciation for the role of Jewish organizations in community engagement. Elizabeth is excited about Mayyim Hayyim’s commitment to accessibility, education, and pluralism.

Rachel Eisen

Chief Operations and Advancement Officer | rachele@mayyimhayyim.org

Rachel Eisen

Rachel first discovered Mayyim Hayyim when she brought a group of college students on a field trip to learn about mikveh and ritual innovation. Rachel grew up in New York and Maryland, and has an extensive background in the Jewish communal field. Previously, she was the Senior Engagement Associate at Brown RISD Hillel in Providence, RI. Rachel holds dual master’s degrees from Brandeis University’s Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies and a BA in History and Jewish Studies from Vassar College. She has also studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, the Shalom Hartman Institute, and Hebrew College. Rachel is a co-founder of Mentoring for Equity, a national initiative to connect women-identified Jewish communal professionals in mentoring relationships in order to help close the gender leadership gap and work toward gender equity in the Jewish non-profit sector. She is a member of the young adult leadership committees at her synagogue and at the New Israel Fund (New England region). Rachel lives in Newton with her husband, Nate.

Rabbi Amalia Mark

Director of Programs and Partnerships | amaliam@mayyimhayyim.org

Amalia is abundantly excited to be joining the Mayyim Hayyim staff. As Mayyim Hayyim’s Rabbinic Intern, she spent the past year and a half educating visitors ages 8-80 about mikveh. Amalia earned her B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She was in the first cohort of Repair the World fellows, volunteering and community organizing in Baltimore City. Amalia worked as the Director of Jewish Student Life at the University of Arizona Hillel, and served as a rabbinic intern at Etz Chayim in Atlanta, GA. She studied at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies for two years, where she met her husband in the Beit Midrash (study hall). Amalia received a certificate in Experiential Education from the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and believes that every Jew deserves literacy and meaningful access to text, tradition, and ritual.

Lucy Marshall

Director of Rising Tide | lucym@mayyimhayyim.org

Lucy is a Jewish educator, organizer, youth worker, and facilitator based in Minneapolis on Dakota Land. She directs the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network at Mayyim Hayyim, elevating resources and relationships to ensure that mikveh is accessible and inclusive to all Jewish people and communities. Lucy received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Lucy is the 2020-2022 Twersky Education Fellow at the Jewish Women’s Archive and brings abundant experience in Jewish youth engagement, ritual work, and justice movements. Outside of Mayyim Hayyim, she teaches at Shir Tikvah Congregation, organizes with Jewish Community Action, and enjoys swimming, kayaking, and cross-country skiing on the nearby lakes. 

Elana Pollack

Program Manager | elanap@mayyimhayyim.org

Elana is excited to be joining Mayyim Hayyim as Program Manager. Her love of building Jewish community was sparked at an early age by attending and working at Jewish summer camps for years. She is a graduate of the Pardes Educators Program and has a Masters’ degree in Jewish Education from Hebrew College with an additional Certificate in Experiential Education. Elana comes to Mayyim Hayyim after three years of classroom teaching, most recently at Luria Academy of Brooklyn, where she taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. Elana lives in Cambridge with her wife, Sarah, and is passionate about co-creating open, warm and welcoming Jewish spaces.

Michaela Wagner

Director of Administration| michaelaw@mayyimhayyim.org

Michaela is very excited to be joining the Mayyim Hayyim staff. She first learned about Mayyim Hayyim through Temple Beth Elohim in 2007 and immersed prior to becoming bat mitzvah. Michaela was a Judaic studies major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She forged a strong Jewish identity through her upbringing at Temple Beth Elohim as a cantorial mentee, assistant teacher and youth choir director, personal tutor, and congregant Shabbat service leader for 14 years. She attended URJ Eisner camp and traveled to Israel, where she connected with Jews of all denominations and gained a deep understanding of and love for the broader Jewish community. In addition to her work within the Jewish community, Michaela has a decade of customer service experience and classical musical training, earning accolades as a top scoring soprano at the Massachusetts’s All State Choir festival. She is passionate about mikveh and its ability to uplift the soul, to heal, and to foster joy in life’s transitions. Michaela lives in Braintree and is raising a Siberian Husky puppy, as well as two Blue and Gold Macaw Parrots.



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