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September 28, 2016

On Sunday evening we held our synagogue’s third annual Women’s High Holy Day Mikvah. It was, once again, a deep and holy experience for many of the women who attended.

We began by taking some time for each woman to think about where she was last year at Rosh Hashanah, and to talk about something that had changed or become more prominent in her life between then and now. The stories the women told were amazing, about love and loss, illness and healing, hopes and disappointments. The openness and trust these women showed as we told our stories set the tone for the evening, creating an environment of safety and caring.

We then took some time to think about our intention for the mikvah that evening. The following four themes were offered: Healing, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Beginning the Journey. These were taken from “>Religious and Reform Facebook page, and

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