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.

Who Needs Mayyim Hayyim?

Here at Mayyim Hayyim, our work is made up of the stories of the many people who come through our doors. Whether it's to find healing from illness or abuse, mark an important life transition, deepen their spirituality, or begin their lives as Jews, Mayyim Hayyim is a vessel holding moments from thousands of peoples' journeys.

Read on for stories of why people need Mayyim Hayyim, and how to submit your story

Upcoming Events

Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom

12:15 - 1:45pm

Third Wednesday of the month, Begins October 15th 2014 - May 2015


How does our own life wisdom as modern women influence our understandings of traditional texts -- from familiar liturgy to little-known midrash? This once-a-month lunchtime discussion group addresses the intersection of women, women's issues, women's perspectives, and our sacred texts.

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From the Blog

Mayyim Hayyim: Who Needs It?

bDeDe Jacobs-Komisarby DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Development Manager

ISIS. Israel/Gaza. Climate change. Rampant inequality and poverty. Women’s reproductive rights being chipped away. Oh yeah, and an Ebola epidemic. We’re living in pretty troubling times, and that’s not even taking into account the challenges we sometimes have being good family members, friends, and colleagues. Or just getting through the day.
I’m going to be honest; it’s not easy to be a fundraiser in times like these. When the world is in crisis mode, many react by allocating their resources toward organizations they perceive to be meeting the greatest need. Some consider spiritual needs a luxury, even frivolous. Who needs spirituality when lives are at stake? Let’s just come out and say it: Who needs Mayyim Hayyim?

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The blog is updated twice a week with posts by local and national scholars, educators, and mikveh goers interested in exploring a new angle on a traditional ritual.  To receive an email each time a new one is published, enter your email address in the "Subscribe" section in the top right-hand column of our blog and click "Sign Me Up."  If you are interested in submitting a guest blog post for our blog, please contact us.