Accessibility and Inclusion, National Network, Niddah

Mikveh in the Time of Corona: Reflections on immersion and alternatives

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by Rabbi Dr. Haviva Ner-David Originally published on the Times of Israel blog To immerse or not to immerse? That is the question. And if not to immerse, or if immersing becomes impossible, can (and should) we who have made mikveh our rabbinic pulpit offer an alternative in these times? Shmaya: A Mikveh For Mind, Body and […]

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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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Accessibility and Inclusion, Jewish Community

Teaching Across Latin America

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Photo credit: A Research Guide for Students (aresearchguide.com) by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Last week, I taught about mikveh in Buenos Aires. And Mexico. And a half dozen other Latin American countries. I didn’t rack up any frequent flyer miles – I didn’t even have to leave Newton, MA. At the kind (and […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion, LGBTQ+

Bringing Pride to Our Welcome

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by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director It was an absolutely gorgeous evening at Fenway Park. Clear skies, balmy air, the seats and grass shining brilliant red and green. The Red Sox themselves? Well, let’s just say it wasn’t their best outing. Above the team’s miscues and the crowd’s rousing “Sweet Caroline” flew a special […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion

Behind the Scenes

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by Julie Sullivan, Administrative Director As the Administrative Director here at Mayyim Hayyim, the majority of my job is done behind the scenes. The nature of what I do means that while I do not interact with our guests on a daily basis, their experiences are directly connected to what I do each and every […]

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Accessibility and Inclusion, Special Events

Why I Can’t Wait for May 29

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By Rachel Eisen, Director of Development When people ask me why I love working at Mayyim Hayyim, my answer can vary from day to day. Sometimes I’ll tell a story about someone who needed healing. Sometimes I’ll tell the story about getting to witness my best friend’s bridal immersion. Or I’ll tell a story about […]

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