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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Marriage and Relationships, National Network

Mikveh Magic

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Originally published by Jewish Women of Words, re-posted with permission by Karen Paul I strip off my clothes, step into the shower, scrub my skin raw. Nothing can sit on the surface of my body as I walk towards the mikveh – not jewellery, not contact lenses, not nail polish. I must be as clean […]

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Healing, National Network

Mikveh Can Support Us

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by Pamela Rosenblum I experienced my first mikveh immersion 25 years ago when I became a member of the Jewish People. It felt profound and transformational. It was many years before I had the opportunity to immerse again when, prior to the high holidays, my Rabbi introduced a small group of women to ImmerseNYC, a […]

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National Network

From Mikveh Witness to Mikveh Author

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By Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker  My connection to mikveh is nearly as old as Mayyim Hayyim itself.   Eighteen years ago, I was in Boston visiting family. My sister-in-law, who was then a Mayyim Hayyim board member, asked me to go to the mikveh with her as she marked a miscarriage – sadly one of many. […]

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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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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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National Network

One Year, One Community at a Time

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by Amber Caulkins, Director of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network Over the last several months, the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network hosted multiple learning opportunities for our members. Most recently we held a “virtual workshop” on mikveh education led by Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education at Mayyim Hayyim, and guest facilitator […]

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