by Carrie Bornstein, Acting Executive Director Thank you. Thank you to all 1,254 of you who made a contribution, in any amount, to Mayyim Hayyim in 2011. Whether you gave early in the year, right up until the end, or anytime in between… Whether we asked you directly, whether you chose to give unprompted… Your […]
It’s been nearly ten years since Mayyim Hayyim founder Anita Diamant published the essay “Why I Want a Mikveh” in The Water’s Edge—our early print newsletter. As we near the end of 2011, it’s amazing to reread these words and see just how much of her initial dream for a mikveh and education center has […]
Written by Amy Chartock, National Programs Director Two weeks ago, Carrie and I packed up and flew across the country to gather for a very specialized training focusing on the construction and maintenance of kosher mikvaot. A dedicated group of fourteen people came together from Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Raleigh, New Orleans, Atlanta Baltimore, […]
Written by Anita Diamant There’s a new mikveh in Raleigh! I was in North Carolina a few weeks ago and Rabbi Jenny Solomon gave us a tour – “us” being me, my husband Jim, who is a Mayyim Hayyim mikveh guide, and my daughter Emilia, who was a Mayyim Hayyim intern long before we opened […]
The Yahrzeit Candle March 29-30, 1997 It was 7:30 on the night before Easter Sunday, and I was about to light my first Yahrzeit candle. Lev Baesh gave this memorial light to me. Two and one-half years earlier after hearing one rabbi’s spiritual presentation at a hospice training session, another rabbi intimately entered my world. […]
This coming May marks my 10th anniversary as the executive director of Mayyim Hayyim. Last Sunday, we held our annual spring benefit, and along with showing films and honoring extraordinary people, Dr. Ellen and Dr. Ernie Kornmehl and Carol and Dr. Steve Targum, I received the Nachshon Award – the one designed to honor those […]
Join local activists, philanthropists, artists, neighbors and friends at Mayyim Hayyim’s 2011 spring benefit event, Everything Begins in the Water! This year, we join together to honor the achievements of outstanding community leaders Drs. Ernest and Ellen Kornmehl and Carol and Dr. Steven Targum. We also present the Nachson Award to Aliza Kline, Mayyim Hayyim […]
Little Red Dress? Check. Martinis? Check. Lipstick? Check. Having an absolutely fabulous time while raising over $87,000.00 dollars for Mayyim Hayyim? Check and Check! On December 7, over 250 women gathered for Mayyim Hayyim’s Red Tent Benefit Event, Love, Loss, and What I Didn’t Wear. We chatted, we laughed, smiled and cried; we celebrated […]
There are a million reasons to stay inside in December. We live in Boston, so it’s cold. Or worse, snowing. It’s dark out…by 4 o’clock. You’re tired, you’re working, the kids have to be fed, watered, taken to this lesson, that doctor, that party, this appointment. And your husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/partner absolutely, positively needs you RIGHT NOW […]
Aliza Kline, Mayyim Hayyim Executive Director, shares her thoughts on our recent Gathering the Waters International Mikveh Conference. Last week 275 people from all over the place – 22 states and Israel – descended on Boston for an intensive, engaging and challenging three-day Gathering The Waters International Mikveh Conference. It’s taken me a week to […]
We encourage everyone to check out The Energizer Rabbi’s post about the Gathering the Waters Conference to learn some more about the participant experience, the sessions and the dialogue that developed. Thanks, Energizer Rabbi- you helped lead an amazing session!
Mayyim Hayyim currently has limited availability for immersions while we undergo construction to repair damage incurred to the building following the extreme cold on February 4. We will be updating this page periodically with new information. To support our repairs, click here to donate.