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.
Welcome to Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center in Newton, MA. Mayyim Hayyim is a threshold into Jewish life—a place where the spiritually diverse needs of 21st century Jews are met by reclaiming the ancient tradition of immersing in the mikveh.
Join us for a fun-filled morning centered around water -- seeing, touching and creating art inspired by it -- featuring the Drawing Lab of Deb Putnoi and local storyteller Cindy Rivka Marshall. This parent-child event is appropriate for children ages 3-7.
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The Water Makes Us Malleable: My Bridal Mikveh
by Britni de la Cretaz
When we were beginning to plan our wedding, Ben and I began researching Jewish wedding traditions to see which ones felt meaningful to us. We were both raised Jewish and we were both bar mitzvahed (or bat mitzvahed, in my case), but neither one of us consider ourselves to be practicing Jews. However, as I’ve begun to connect with my spirituality and higher power over the last year and a half, I’ve found myself much more open to traditions that I remember from childhood than I was.
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