Celebrating 18 Years of Mayyim Hayyim
Thursday, October 27, 2022
6:00 pm Eastern
An inspiring evening of storytelling
From the comfort of your own home
or at a local watch party near you
Please join us as we toast to 18 years since Mayyim Hayyim opened its doors in 2004.
We’ll share moving stories from our guests, honor our Treasurer, Karen Wolfson, and
celebrate the community that makes this sacred work possible
Please consider a donation at any level to support Mayyim Hayyim
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Meet our Honoree
Mayyim Hayyim is thrilled to honor Karen Wolfson (she/her), our Board Treasurer. Giving back to the community is a core value for Karen and her family. In addition to her role on the Mayyim Hayyim Board, she serves as Treasurer and Director for National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI) Massachusetts. Karen is also a member of the Nominating Committee at her synagogue, Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley where she has also served on the Sisterhood, Parent Havayah, and Parent Limud Committees. Karen and her husband Mark have two sons, Aaron and Jake, and two dogs.
Meet our Storytellers
Grace Sokolow (she/her) is a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont. She’s studying geography and computer science, but more often finds herself out on the frisbee field, on stage at storytelling events, and enjoying long dinners with friends. She grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts as a member of Temple Sinai. Before her Bat Mitzvah, Rabbi Andy Vogel suggested that she and her mom attend Beneath the Surface’s then pre-bat mitzvah program. Grace was reluctant at first, but immediately felt cared for in Mayyim Hayyim’s warm atmosphere and came back to support the program as a teen assistant for several years. She is excited to be celebrating Mayyim Hayyim’s 18th founding anniversary with you all!
Michael Schoor (he/him) is from Miami, Florida and went to the University of Miami for both undergraduate and medical school. He went to the University of Massachusetts for his anesthesia residency and for a critical care fellowship. Michael serves as the Associate Residency Program Director for the Anesthesia Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. Michael is grateful to Mayyim Hayyim for providing a healing space to protect him from the burnout of a tumultuous healthcare system.
Rachel Stock Spilker
Rachel Stock Spilker (she/her) has served as a cantor at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul, MN since 1997. She was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1996. Rachel serves Mount Zion alongside her husband, Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker, and they have three children — Eiden (26), Mirit (24), and Liam (18). Rachel first went to Mayyim Hayyim shortly after it opened to accompany someone she is close with who had recently had one of a series of miscarriages. In 2016, she spent a six month sabbatical at Mayyim Hayyim doing a variety of projects. She is the founder of Maayanot Community Mikveh of Minnesota, an emerging mikveh and member of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network.