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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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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Art Gallery and Education Center, B'nai Mitzvah, Jewish Community, Youth

Surprise and Wonder in Beneath the Surface

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by Janis Knight, Director of the Center for Jewish Education, Congregation Shirat Hayam Thanks to support from CJP and the Jim Joseph Foundation, Mayyim Hayyim shared the curriculum and funding to run Beneath the Surface, our highly successful program for Bat Mitzvah girls and their mothers, with communities in the greater Boston area, including Congregation […]

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Fertility, Healing, Jewish Community, Niddah

God is In this Place and I – I – Did Not Know It

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by Shirah Hecht     Yaakov awoke from his sleep, and said, In truth, [the Glory of] Adonoy is [dwells] in this place, and I did not know it [would not have known it]. Mikveh and Embodied Judaism Mikveh and I encountered each other a few times in my life, always with positive associations. I first went to the mikveh before my wedding, at age 22, […]

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Jewish Community

Preservation at the Mikveh

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by Hannah Taylor, Intern This year, over my school break, I traveled to Spain with my family. Visiting Spain was something I had wanted to do ever since I was young. My grandfather was born in Spain and I felt a special connection to the country that I wanted to explore. When I first went […]

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Jewish Community

Diving in to Mayyim Hayyim

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by Elizabeth Eggert, Administrative and Marketing Assistant Here’s a conversation I’ve been having a lot over the six months I’ve been working as Mayyim Hayyim’s new Administrative and Marketing Assistant: “Oh, you recently graduated college, what are you doing now?” “I work at Mayyim Hayyim, which is a pluralistic mikveh, education center, and art gallery.” […]

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Jewish Community

Photography at the Mikveh

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by Hannah Altman I’m currently working on a photo series about the strength of the mikveh, and my research led me to the wonderful and inclusive community at Mayyim Hayyim. During my visit, I was so inspired. The open-minded approach to immersion aligned perfectly with how I view Jewish ritual, so making photographs in the […]

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