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.

“For a guidebook on how to reanimate ritual, look no farther than Mayyim Hayyim.”

Celebrating 10 Years of Innovation at Mayyim Hayyim

It’s Slingshot release day – one of our favorites each year. Mayyim Hayyim is celebrating our inclusion in the guide once again as well as being featured in their supplement on Women and Girls. And this time around we’ve hit a special milestone: ten years in a row of being included in the guide. Yes, for those of you counting at home, that’s every year they’ve published the book and every year we’ve been open. (Click to read the full text here)

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

Many Waters

Monday, November 10, 17, and 24, 2014, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

This November, as part of our 10th anniversary celebration, we will offer an exciting new class series, Many Waters. This class series will be an opportunity for participants -- whether or not they are members of a particular synagogue -- to learn at Mayyim Hayyim with some of Boston area’s most engaging clergy.

Come learn from Rabbis Barbara Penzner of Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, Carl Perkins of Temple Aliyah and David Lerner of Temple Emunah. (more »)


From the Blog

Breaking the Mikveh Monopoly

Carrie Bornsteinby Carrie Bornstein, Executive Director

When the news broke about Rabbi Barry Freundel allegedly spying on women as they prepared for the mikveh, I thought about women around the world and their particular need for safety that night. At the same time, a woman visited Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center in Newton, MA, where I am the Executive Director, for the first time. She had been a regular user at the Kesher Israel mikveh and our Mikveh Guide recounted that when she arrived she looked ashen and could hardly speak about what happened. She said she wasn’t sure she’d be able to come that night because she was so shaken.

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Mayyim Hayyim is committed to ensuring privacy and peace of mind for all our visitors. If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Mikveh & Education Director

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