Mayyim Hayyim is a mikveh - a ritual bath - and much more. We hope you'll find our website to be full of fascinating information, insights, and surprises. We look forward to hearing from you.

Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody

Join us for a celebration to benefit Mayyim Hayyim

Honoring Betty and Peter Shapiro and the 10th Anniversary Publication of Blessings for the Journey: A Jewish Healing Guide for Women with Cancer 

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap A mother-daughter program designed to give moms and girls a chance to relax, connect, share, and learn through a variety of activities including arts and ritual. We explore the power of shared histories, and the use of ritual to create positive experiences, memories and Jewish identity together.

Learn more about Bridging the Gap 

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Getting Rooted

by Becca Shimshak

"For the Jews, there was light, happiness, joy and honor; so it should be for us." ~Esther 8:16 with quote from prayer for Havdalah

When I got married ten years ago, I chose this quote for our wedding invitation. For all of our friends, there were big, beautiful weddings. Hotels, tuxedos, cute flower girls, awesome music and dancing. Why shouldn’t this be for us too?

becca selfIn my 20’s, I was diagnosed with a rare benign tumor in my femur bone that propelled my life in a very different direction than my peers. I was fortunate enough that part of that direction led me to my husband Steve however it also led to chronic pain and multiple surgeries...not so much joy and light and happiness, huh? Not yet.