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.
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.
Elisha Gechter, Incoming Board President