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.

Our 2016 Spring Benefit: Milestones -- Step By Step

Join us Thursday, June 9th for a community celebration honoring Terry Rosenberg and Lauren Neill and presenting the Nachshon Award to Dr. Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld. 

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New Position Available at Mayyim Hayyim

Mayyim Hayyim is growing; learn more about our full-time Marketing/Administrative Assistant position available immediately.

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

Mayyim Hayyim’s Jewish Feminist Ambassador

by Sabrina Zionts

sabrinaA few weeks ago, I had the privilege of visiting Mayyim Hayyim for the first time with Wellesley College Hillel. At the beginning of the education program, Leeza asked what we hoped to learn from the session. I shared that I was most interested in learning whether the ritual of mikveh immersion is, or can be, feminist.

As a women’s studies major at a women’s college, it should come as no surprise that I identify strongly as a feminist. And, as a Reform Jew with a very elementary Jewish education, it should come as no surprise that when I first learned about the mikveh ritual, I thought for sure that it was anti-feminist. Any ritual based on cleansing women of their “impurities” must be misogynistic, I thought. Nonetheless, when I learned that Hillel was visiting Mayyim Hayyim, I signed up right away. I had only heard about the mikveh ritual secondhand and decided it was time for me to learn about it myself.