National Network

Rising Tide Member Spotlight: Mayim Rabim – Louis and Marilyn Hurwitz Community Mikveh

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This year, we are revisiting member spotlights about our Rising Tide Network members. These spotlights were previously featured on a separate Rising Tide website that is now a main section of this website. We’re excited to introduce our amazing members to you! Original post by Savannah Lipinski, Rising Tide Intern, 2022-2023 Rising Tide Intern Mayim Rabim […]

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National Network

Rising Tide Member Spotlight: MACoM

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This year, we are revisiting member spotlights about our Rising Tide Network members. These spotlights were previously featured on a separate Rising Tide website that is now a main section of this website. We’re excited to introduce our amazing members to you! by Michelle Day, MACoM Executive Director; original post by by Savannah Lipinski, 2021-2022 […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion, National Network

Rising Tide Member Spotlight: Rachel’s Well Community Mikvah

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This year, we are revisiting member spotlights about our Rising Tide Network members. These spotlights were previously featured on a separate Rising Tide website that is now a main section of this website. We’re excited to introduce our amazing members to you! Original post by by Sarah Panzer, 2021-2022 Rising Tide Intern Rachel’s Well Community […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion, Life Transitions

Trying on Mikveh

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By Maya Shwayder I grew up in a secular household and didn’t even know what mikveh was until college. I learned about mikveh from my more religious friends. I was curious, but never really had access, and friends had relayed to me some less-than-stellar experiences. As someone who didn’t really know what she was doing, […]

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Conversion and Affirmation, Healing, Life Transitions, Marriage and Relationships, Niddah, Parenting

Hineini: Here I Am, a Former Mikveh Dissenter and Bride (again) at 57

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by Nina B. Lichtenstein As a convert to Judaism, I have always said that “doing Jewish” is how my chosen identity anchored and deepened itself, and it has helped explain (to myself) why I embraced so fervently (relatively speaking) the laws of Shabbat, kashrut, and taharat ha-mishpacha (the laws of family purity). These three pillars […]

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What I learned at the mikveh

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February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. Recently, we partnered with our friends at Kesher Newton, whose students learned about marking life transitions through mikveh and created some beautiful social stories about visiting the mikveh. Social stories are a visual learning tool, originally developed to support people with autism. The Kesher students lovingly created […]

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Mikveh Guides

Wherever You Go, There’s Always Water

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by Leah Hart Tennen My very basic introduction to mikveh was: “this is something that Orthodox Jews do, mostly women after their periods.” The first person I ever knew who went to the mikveh was an Orthodox Jew who went after her period. Fast forward many, many years and one of my closest friends asked […]

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Jewish Community

When Words Won’t Come, The Mikveh is Here For Us

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by Aviva Herr-Welber, Mayyim Hayyim Rabbinic Intern This past Wednesday, we were blessed to welcome two groups of Israelis from Haifa on a visit to Mayyim Hayyim: a group of adult Haifa civil society leaders and a group of tenth-grade students. The visits had been planned long ago as part of the larger itinerary for […]

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Jewish Community, Shabbat and Holidays

From guest to CEO

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September 2023 / Elul 5783 Dear friend, As we embrace the season of reflection and renewal, I’m thinking about my own experience with Jewish ritual, like mikveh. Mikveh has been there to help me grow and change. It is here for so many of you at times of celebration, healing, and transition. I became Mayyim Hayyim’s […]

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