Special Events

Leaders, Friends, Honorees

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On May 24, Mayyim Hayyim’s Coming Up for Air will celebrate three leaders whose boundless energy and innovative thinking keep us on the growing edge of the Jewish world. We are grateful for their partnership in helping make Mayyim Hayyim and the greater Jewish community warm and welcoming. Sheri and Eli Gurock met in nursery school […]

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My New Jewish Wedding Then

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by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director December 16, 1990, our wedding day, was the culmination of some very speedy planning. My then-boyfriend Jeff and I, living 200 miles apart for two years, waited until we knew we could both be employed in the same city to get engaged. We managed the trifecta of life […]

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No Time to Blog – Soul/Life/Cycle is Tonight!

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by Lori Kramer, Office Manager It has been a crazy few weeks leading up to our Soul/Life/Cycle event tonight! We are so excited to present the Nachshon award to Elisha and Sam Gechter whose story of healing and immersion has touched us all, and we are so proud to honor our very own Executive Director, Carrie Bornstein, […]

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Can you feel the love?

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by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving I wish you could see my inbox right now. Actually, my inbox is totally nuts, so I shouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy, but I wish you could feel what my inbox is feeling right now, because it’s feeling a whole lotta love. Love for three really […]

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Music and Mikveh for the Soul

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by Noah Aronson This year, I’ll be playing with the Noah Aronson Band at Mayyim Hayyim’s Milestones — Step by Step Spring Benefit. I’m thrilled to be able to share in the celebration of this incredible organization. I have had the opportunity twice in my life to immerse in a mikveh. Once on the side of a mountain in […]

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Step by Step

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by Sarah Fendrick, Event Coordinator Spring awakens my senses — shades of green and pastel pinks emerge from the trees, a multitude of birds call, sweet smells of hyacinth and lilac beckon— spring makes me glad to be alive. The longer days are ripe with moments of reflection; the world around me awakens to possibilities […]

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Six Months In

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by Lori Kramer, Office Manager When I started at Mayyim Hayyim about six months ago I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew I had heard amazing things and felt the welcoming atmosphere while I interviewed, but learning an organization’s processes and systems is very daunting. I had been pretty comfortable in my roles […]

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Carrie Bornstein, Special Events

Open Waters: A Huge Success

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by Carrie Bornstein What’s the best thing about a Mayyim Hayyim event aside from the event itself? The day after the event. Below is a selection of emails we received from you, our dedicated fan club, that started pouring in yesterday morning. Thank you for being at Open Waters, all 500 of you. Thank you […]

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Subject Line: First Timer

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Tonight is our major benefit event – seems like we should be writing with one last ditch effort to promote and build excitement. But recently we got this email below and just had to share it with you. While we still can’t wait to celebrate with all 500 of you tonight(!!!!), we are brought back to the simple fact of why we’re here, […]

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Behind the Scenes

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by Walt Clark, Office Manager A good friend of mine worked at Disney world one summer as a facilities technician. Unlike other places, he was not called an employee, but a “cast member” because at Disney you are expected to always be in character when interacting with people at the different parks. Some people he worked […]

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It's an Honor

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by Jim Ball, Mikveh Guide  New Hampshire’s loss is Massachusetts’ gain, two fold. Peter and Betty Shapiro, this year’s honorees at Mayyim Hayyim’s “Open Waters” benefit celebration on Monday, May 18th, are two folks we’re lucky to have in Greater Boston. They moved here a year and a half ago from Concord, where Peter practiced […]

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Red Tent-icipation

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by DeDe Jacobs Komisar, Development Manager The big news around these parts is that Lifetime TV has made our own Anita Diamant’s iconic work, The Red Tent, into a miniseries. It airs December 7th and 8th, and stars Minnie Driver, Debra Winger, and some guys from Game of Thrones. Mayyim Hayyim is hosting its own screening […]

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