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.
December 16, 7:30pm
After identifying a neglect in mikveh attendance in early twentieth century North America, two rabbis – independently, yet almost simultaneously – tackled the issue with the similar strategies: advocating building mikva’ot in private homes. Together we will explore their innovative proposals and discuss today's barriers to immersion, along with current and potential solutions. (more>>)
January 6, 13, 27, February 3, and 17, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00pm
This workshop series is a step by step tutorial to lead new Jews (and their partners) through the pragmatics of daily Jewish life. The five sessions will include ritual topics such as Shabbat and kashrut as well as ethical concerns such as giving tzedaka (righteousness, often understood to mean charitable giving) and honoring our parents. The class is open to all Jews by choice and their partners. (more »)
by Lisa Berman
Recently I had the opportunity to talk about Mayyim Hayyim and mikveh to a group of senior citizens, residents of the lovely Golda Meir House, just a few doors down from our organizational home here in Newton, MA.
The turnout was better than I expected with about 19 women and one brave man who, I suspect, had been coerced into attending by his more curious wife.
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Save the Date for our Tenth Anniversary Benefit Event
Thursday, May 29, 2014