We’re in this together

Jewish Community

by Elisha Gechter

I have worked and volunteered at many great local Jewish organizations, but I tell everyone that Mayyim Hayyim is my favorite place in Jewish Boston.

So it is my pleasure to ask that you join me in donating to our community mikveh before the end of 2020 with a generous gift.

My connection to Mayyim Hayyim is personal. It’s where my husband Sam and I prepared to welcome our children, Zoe and Erez. It’s also where we sought solace after a devastating miscarriage. Zoe even chose to celebrate her 7th birthday there. Mayyim Hayyim feels like an extension of my Jewish identity, like a part of our home.

Now, I have a new connection to Mayyim Hayyim as the incoming Board President. I’ve chosen to accept this responsibility (and honor) because it’s a time of great need. I hope you’ll join me—by making a gift to a place that means so much to so many.

Earlier this year, the mikveh closed for six months because of COVID-19. We got a glimpse of a world without Mayyim Hayyim. After we reopened, a guest, Naomi, wrote to us: “I’ve been immersing elsewhere over the summer, and coming back felt like coming home.” 

In May, we launched a COVID-relief campaign called “Surviving and Thriving.” Since then, 365 donors like you have stepped up to contribute more than $350,000 toward our $500,000 goal. Please help us reach this goal so we can begin the new year in strength.

In these uncertain times, Mayyim Hayyim provides a unique place to experience moments of tranquility and hope.

I hope you will join me in meeting this moment by making a generous donation today.


Elisha Gechter, Incoming Board President


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