Jewish adult education

Young Jewish Leaders from London Visit Mayyim Hayyim

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by Jody Comins, Development Coordinator While I love my job as Development and Events Coordinator here at Mayyim Hayyim, I have a side gig that I’m just as passionate about: working as an Independent Consultant for the Adam Science Young Leadership Program for LEAD which is in the UK. This program consists of young Jewish […]

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A Successful Field Trip

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by Allison Poirier Last week, on a very cold and wintry Friday morning I left my apartment in Morningside Heights to catch the subway to 74th street. I was on my way to the Upper West Side Mikveh. Along with six other women, I was on my way to a field trip planned as part […]

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The Most Special Person on the Planet

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by Lisa Berman, Education Center Director It’s a good day when you create a program described as “absolutely, amazingly, awesomely phenomenal.”  Frankly, it’s even better when a 12 year old says, “I thought that the girls would all have been forced to come by their moms, but we were all genuinely interested – and it […]

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What's Your Water Story?

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By Lisa Berman, Paula Brody & Family Education Center Director at Mayyim Hayyim and “Cape Cod Girl” In a recent class at Mayyim Hayyim, I asked a group of adults to recount a memorable encounter they’d had with water – positive or negative – that evoked an emotional response at the time. I was hoping […]

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How I Find My Center

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Written by Amy Chartock, National Programs Director                      Just when life can feel like it is spinning out of control, something magical happens and I feel centered once again.  Do tell, you ask?  What’s my trick? For me, life comes back into focus when I serve […]

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Reflections of Water

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Written by Dr. Paula Brody I have been painting for over 10 years. Five years ago, when I was cleaning out my mother’s home after she fell ill and had to move to a nursing facility, I found her acrylics and paintings. This discovery encouraged me in my in painting, especially to use different mediums, […]

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Beyond the Huppah

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Imagine it.  Ten couples sitting around a table, munching on Terra Chips, hummus and carrots, mixed nuts and Peanut M&M’s; some engaged to be married, some already married, in their late 20’s and older, gay and straight, Jewish-Jewish and interfaith, and all interested in raising Jewish children.  They want to start their marriages on the […]

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