by Faith Soloway, Writer and Producer of Amazon’s “Transparent”

I’m so excited for Mother’s Day this year. Not only is May 14, 2017, Mother’s Day and Mayyim Hayyim’s 13th birthday, it’s also a few days before my Moppa’s birthday, which is a big one.

To honor my Moppa, my parent who came out as trans at the age of 72, I will be sending a donation to Mayyim Hayyim, an organization that enthusiastically welcomes and supports people of all genders.

I’m proud to support Mayyim Hayyim because of its dedication to inclusion and access for all Jews, no matter how they identify, and because Mayyim Hayyim never stops working to become more inclusive—like debuting a brand new immersion ceremony to help people who are transitioning genders mark the moment with a beautiful and meaningful ritual.

Please join me in making a gift to Mayyim Hayyim to honor a special woman in your life – your Moppa, your mother, maybe an aunt, or a best friend. For all donations made by May 8, Mayyim Hayyim will send her a special card in time for Mother’s Day.

Together, our support will help Mayyim Hayyim in its ongoing efforts to welcome and empower people of all genders to take part in Jewish life.

Faith Soloway is a writer and producer for Amazon’s Transparent, an Emmy award-winning series about a late-in-life transition and its impact on a Jewish family — including an episode that features a mikveh immersion.