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

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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Join the Conversation on Mayyim Hayyim's Blog

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.