Temple Shalom - New Senior Co-Rabbis - May 2018
This short video features Rabbis Laura Abrasley and Allison Berry as the new co-senior rabbis of Temple Shalom in Newton, MA taking about this new model and what it offers the congregation.
Keshet Teen Shabbaton - November 2017
Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. This film focused on the 2017 East Coast Teen Shabbaton and how 4 teens' lives have changed because of the support of Keshet. Keshet creates opportunities for LGBTQ and ally Jewish teens to come together in community as their fullest selves while developing the confidence and leadership skills to create meaningful programs and pursue positive change in their home communities.
Becoming Jewish: At The Water's Edge - July 2016
This short documentary shows the process of a person choosing to convert to Judaism and how Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh promotes a thoughtful and warm welcome to new Jews and their families.
Temple Beth Elohim - Omanut Program - May 2016
This short film features an innovative art program in the religious school of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. Students who choose Omanut (art) as their core course, work with Jewish text in connection with creating original art pieces.
Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody - May 2015
Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh is open and accessible to everyone in the Jewish community - regardless of cognitive or physical challenges. This short video tells stories and shares the experiences of three individuals with different needs.
Temple Shir Tikvah Learning Corps - April 2015
This video, funded by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, features an innovative Jewish learning program held at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester, MA, whereby students in certain grades are paired with working committees in the temple. This provides a mixing of generations, a closer community feel and the building of important relationships within the synagogue.
Beneath the Surface - March 2013
Beneath the Surface is a program for pre-Bat Mitzvah girls and their moms facilitated by Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center in Newton, MA.
Beneath the Surface adds choice, empowerment, and experiential learning to the process of becoming Bat Mitzvah, so that the ritual becomes a point of entry into Jewish life rather than an exit.
Watch mothers and daughters as they learn about and explore this important time in their lives and connect to each other.
CJP - A Case for Giving - September 2013
Combined Jewish Philanthropies is the umbrella organization that raises funds for Jewish organizations throughout the Greater Boston area. This short film featured a few of the projects they had taken on.
Mayyim Hayyim - Baby Conversion
Mayyim Hayyim is a mikveh (ritual bath) in Newton, MA that offers the opportunity for Jews, those converting to Judaism or those celebrating or marking special or important occasions or practicing Jewish family purity laws, the opportunity to immerse. This film follows the conversion of 6 month old Clara.
Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University
The Mandel Center takes seriously the heart of Jewish education which is the encounter of teachers and learners with text. The center embraces both conventional research by more traditional academics as well as the study of practice by practitioners. Teachers are asked to reflect upon their practice in a systematic way.