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 Mayyim Hayyim for an interactive and engaging presentation on the topic of immersion ceremonies. In addition to any questions you may have, we will address the differences between a ceremony and a ritual, as well as how to create and use a ceremony as an enhancement for immersion.
This webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in Jewish ritual, both old and new; enhancing the experience at an existing community mikveh; or offering resources to people immersing without access to a mikveh. (more »)
Great Questions I’ve Been Asked While Working As an Intern at Mayyim Hayyim
by Jordan Braunig, Hebrew College Intern
Last September I began an internship at Mayyim Hayyim working on a Men’s Initiative. I’ve had the opportunity to be trained as a Mikveh Guide along with a cohort of nine other guys. I was an attendee at an amazing event, Men, Mikveh and Malt, that took place at the Waterworks Museum in Chestnut Hill. I also had the chance to lead a Men’s Think Tank to discuss strategies for opening up Mayyim Hayyim more fully to the male-identified demographic. During this time I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Mayyim Hayyim, in general, and, more specifically, about my role here.
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