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Upcoming Classes

Knocking at Our Hearts

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2:15pm - 5:00pm

Yom Kippur: you fast, pray and listen to the piercing cry of the shofar. Or maybe you don’t, and you’re looking for a different way to experience the high holidays. Whoever you are, join guest teachers at Mayyim Hayyim for workshops in Jewish text, movement and song. Spend the afternoon putting your personal intentions for self-renewal and social change first, with good friends and powerful learning. (more>>)

Beyond the Huppah

Thursdays, October 1, 15, 29, November 12, 19, 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for Mayyim Hayyim's five-session seminar for engaged and recently married couples that will provide tools to solidify a strong partnership and explore different ways of creating a Jewish home. (more>>)

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It's Not That Different

Leeann Simons, Mikveh Guide

 From the Mayyim Hayyim vaults, written almost 9 years ago.


Last night I had the privilege of being part of one woman’s healing ritual. She had been sexually assaulted by a former “good” friend, and was coming to us as part of her moving forward with her life.

What I want to first say about this experience, though, is that I did not do anything different for her than I was trained to do for all our immersees. Since the domestic violence workshop for Mikveh Guides at Mayyim Hayyim, though, I have been closing the blinds for evening appointments, because we don’t know many women’s situations when they come, and privacy is of the utmost importance.

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