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Ritual is What You Make of it

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by Rachel Eisen, Director of Development Who decides what ritual is and ritual means? I’m guessing you won’t be surprised if I told that here at Mayyim Hayyim, we believe the answer to that question is: you.   At Mayyim Hayyim, we focus on making it possible for you to own the ritual of mikveh immersion […]

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Healing

For Grief and for Joy

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by Lorie Holder-Webb As I left Mayyim Hayyim, my Mikveh Guide wished that next time we meet be for joy. I understand that, and thanked her for that wish, but I have to say that for me, this meeting was for joy. I know it must seem that immersing in the midst of a chronic […]

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Jewish Community

Mikveh: Something Purely for Myself

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by Lindsay Rosenfeld I recently – and quite unexpectedly – found a ritual that I absolutely never thought I would participate in to be part of my journey to reconnect body and mind spiritually and emotionally. Mikveh. Growing up, I knew what mikveh was, but it always seemed a ritual prescribed to a woman – […]

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Cancer, Healing, National Network

I became a cancer survivor at the mikveh

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by Rachel Hillman I first immersed at Mayyim Hayyim in September 2019, but my relationship with the mikveh in Newton began in Washington, DC five years earlier. I want you to understand how your support for Mayyim Hayyim touches lives far beyond Boston. I was 28 years old and undergoing treatment for breast cancer. After seven […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion, Jewish Community, Youth

Birthday at the Mikveh

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by Elisha Gechter My daughter, a party planner practically since she emerged from the womb, recently chose to celebrate her 7th birthday at Mayyim Hayyim. She got her party planning start in the months preceding her second birthday wherein she identified the book series, Lady Bug Girl, as the theme, which included the cutest Pinterest […]

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Mikveh Guides

Glow of Appreciation

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by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education Every year, Mayyim Hayyim offers our hard-working Mikveh Guides a small token of our gratitude by hosting an evening of Mikveh Guide Appreciation. The event is often held at a board member’s home and the night is always filled with shmoozing, champagne, dessert, and some kind of learning […]

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Mikveh Guides

Let Me Get That for You!

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by Rachel Eisen, Director of Development and Acting Executive Director “Let me get that for you!” I had, as I am wont to do, dropped something. I was walking out of a meeting I’d had in Mayyim Hayyim’s Beit Din room. I was heading upstairs to my desk, and I was carrying two notebooks, a […]

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