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 on May 24, when we honor Sheri and Eli Gurock and Idit Klein at our annual benefit event.
Many know Mayyim Hayyim as a place to take joy in milestones and find healing from loss; a place to mark transition and new beginnings. Mayyim Hayyim is also a sanctuary and place of refuge. Immersion is a ritual that helped Bryan take time for himself after his activism against white supremacy, a ritual that inspired Rebekah to document queer Jews’ ritual practice. Mikveh—and Mayyim Hayyim specifically—is something that can ground you, center you, and guide you in turbulent times.
So many of you are finding your voices to take a stand for inclusion, welcome, and access for all. What will sustain you in this work? How will you take in new air so that you can keep giving of yourself to create a more perfect world?
I invite you to find out. I hope you’ll join us on May 24 at 6:00PM at Temple Emanuel in Newton to hear more mikveh stories and experience breathtaking circus performances exploring these questions. Individual tickets are just $54, with a new $18 ticket for youth 18 and under. Maybe you’ll be inspired to see how Mayyim Hayyim can be your sanctuary, too.
Rachel Eisen is the Director of Annual Giving at Mayyim Hayyim.