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Sunday, December 8 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Sacred Bodies, Sacred Time: Conversations About Monthly Mikveh Immersion

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A source of spirituality or an appropriately rejected ritual? Mayyim Hayyim's Lisa Berman moderates a frank discussion with Rabbi Rachel Silverman and others about monthly immersion. This charged observance is on the rise in Boston among Jewish women of all denominations. Join in a conversation about its place in contemporary -- even feminist -- Jewish life.

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Lisa Berman

Lisa Berman is Mayyim Hayyim's Director of Education and has been involved with Mayyim Hayyim since its opening in 2004. Lisa develops curricula for all ages and interest levels; she also organizes and oversees more than 110 programs annually.

Sheri Gurock

Sheri Gurock is a mom of three and a toy tester, baby gear guru, blogger, grudging gym-goer and occasional baker. Sheri and husband Eli own Magic Beans, a chain of baby and toy stores. As buyer for the store, Sheri uses her first-hand experience as a mom to guide her choices. Before starting a family and a business, she was a copywriter.

Claudia Kreiman

Claudia Kreiman has been the Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA, since 2007. She grew up in Santiago, Chile. She was ordained at the Rabbinical School of the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, the Israeli Conservative Seminary. Prior to TBZ, Rav Claudia was the Jewish Studies director at JCDS. She is married to Rabbi Ebn Leader and they have one daughter.

Carina Puopko

Graduating from Hampshire College in 2001, Carina became seriously interested in Judaism which eventually led to her Conversion at Mayyim Hayyim in 2005. In 2006 she met her husband-to-be who was then serving as the Orthodox Rabbi at Harvard Hillel. Carina spent 4 years studying in Israel and is now the Rebbetzin of Ahavas Achim in Newburyport and is the proud mother of Judah and Moses.

Rachel Silverman

Rachel Silverman is the Rabbi of Congregational Learning at Congregation Kehillath Israel. Rabbi Rachel holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, a Masters degree in Jewish Education from the Davidson School, and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Sunday December 8, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Classroom 6

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