Special Events

Meet Guy Mendilow Ensemble

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See Guy Mendilow Ensemble perform at Making Waves, Mayyim Hayyim’s annual benefit, on May 29.  Guy Mendilow Ensemble (GME) whisks audiences to distant times and picturesque places, conjuring voices lost to upheaval, and sparking personal connections with stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary moments of change. Adding such visceral dimensions to tales of the […]

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Meet the Honorees: Jen Kaplan and Dr. Susie Tanchel

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On May 29th, Mayyim Hayyim’s annual benefit, Making Waves, will celebrate four dear friends and community leaders for their impact at Mayyim Hayyim and beyond.  Jen Kaplan and Dr. Susie Tanchel know the “hows” and “whys” of Mayyim Hayyim, as few people do. Jen grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts. After getting her degree in sociology from […]

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Meet the Honorees: Judy and Rabbi Josh Elkin

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On May 29th, Mayyim Hayyim’s annual benefit, Making Waves, will celebrate four dear friends and community leaders for their impact at Mayyim Hayyim and beyond.  For two people whose careers have been defined by supporting others, it seems fitting that both Judy and Josh Elkin credit mentors and family members who led them to careers […]

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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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National Network, Special Events

A Meeting of Mikveh Minds

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by Amber Caulkins, Director of The Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network Imagine a bonfire in mid-August: a little bit muggy and damp, the smell of wood burning and bug spray, mixed with a hint of melting marshmallows and chocolate. While for many of us this might bring to mind memories of camp season or […]

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Special Events

A Dream Mikveh – 3 Years Later

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Sheri Gurock has served as President of the Mayyim Hayyim Board since January 2016. We will honor her integrity, fierce passion, and devotion to innovative Jewish life at Coming Up for Air on May 24 at 6:00PM. Join us for mikveh stories and circus arts as we celebrate Sheri and her husband, Eli, and Idit […]

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Special Events

Taking in New Air

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by Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving What does it mean to come up for air? What does it mean to breathe deeply, to take time to be refreshed and rejuvenated, so that you can give of yourself to create a better a world? That’s the side of Mayyim Hayyim we’ll be exploring and celebrating […]

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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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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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