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Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody Discussion Guide

This discussion guide, geared for 4th graders through adults, will help your school, synagogue, camp, or board learn how to transform the inaccessible into the accessible.

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From the Mayyim Hayyim Blog

From Tragedy to Transcendence

by Leah Robbins, Administrative and Marketing Assistant

leahWhen I walked into my first day on staff at Mayyim Hayyim yesterday, I had tucked away the pain of this weekend’s horrific events that have been weighing so heavily on me. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have been wrought with fear and grief over the Orlando massacre, as any one of those victims could have been me and my girlfriend who recently moved to Boston from Florida. This horrendous shooting had left me with a debilitating sadness, but the wheel of the work week does not delay for such heartbreak. Shortly after getting acquainted with my new coworkers, I discovered that we would begin our staff meeting with a brief gathering for a hand washing ceremony by the mikveh, to mourn the deaths of those killed.

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