Past events have featured original theatrical productions as well as musical performances by top Jewish singer-writers such as Josh Nelson, Debbie Friedman, Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Julie Silver, Jeff Klepper, Shira Kline, and the band Pharoah's Daughter.

Every year, Mayyim Hayyim presents its Nachshon Award for visionary leadership to special supporters.

Beyond the Huppah

Creating the Jewish Marriage You Want
Begins Thursday, April 20th 2017


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.


To register write to Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education, at (more »)

Opening Reception: Hilary Tolan, Floating World

Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

In Hilary Tolan's exhibit, “Floating World” the viewer enters a realm of manipulated landscapes. Tolan invites the viewer to contemplate the power and beauty of trees and stones, the experience of looking deeply and slowly, and the natural order of decay and regeneration. (more »)

Now What? Questions and Answers for those who have Chosen Judaism

Begins Thursday, March 2, 2017

Your conversion was just the beginning! 

These five sessions will deepen your understanding of Shabbat, tzedakah (righteous giving), keeping kosher, Jewish prayer, and more. Explore Jewish practices through interactive and experiential learning in an open and welcoming environment. Meet others who have recently chosen Judaism and enjoy learning alongside those who have been on a similar path. 

 Partners are encouraged to register. (more »)

Fertility Journey Healing Workshop

Monday, February 20, 2017 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mayyim Hayyim is in the process of creating The Jewish Fertility Journey Healing Guide to provide a spiritual resource for families through the challenges of a fertility journey.

  (more »)

Limmud Boston - Waters of Creation

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time: TBD

Join Leeza Negelev, Associate Director of Education, for interactive hands-on learning. Come explore the mikveh with all of your senses: Learn about water as an agent of change from biblical, rabbinic and contemporary lenses and create a mixed-media watercolor painting inspired by your learning. *Session size limited to 15 people. Register here (more »)

Yitzhak Rabin: My Inspiration

Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to New England

An exhibition of local Israeli artists commemorating the legacy of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Please RSVP by filling out the registration form below, or to Rachel Eisen, Director of Annual Giving, by e-mailing or by calling 617-244-1836, ext. 211. (more »)

Niddah: Exploring the Boundaries of Intimacy

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

Join us for a discussion-based introductory seminar about the observance of niddah, (regular separation between partners). We will hear first-hand from individuals who observe niddah, and explore the textual roots and diverse contemporary practices of this Jewish tradition in a judgement-free, open space. 

While this seminar will not attempt to cover all of the halachot (Jewish laws) associated with niddah, it will offer time for text study, individual and group reflection, Q and A, and a general overview of the practice. Resources to continue learning will be provided.

GLBTQ people and those in interfaith relationships are warmly invited to attend. Married and unmarried couples, as well as single individuals, are all welcome at this seminar. This is a continuation of the Beyond the Huppah program, and is open to the public.

Please register below to secure your spot. (more »)

Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom

Women's lunchtime learning at Mayyim Hayyim
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

How does our wisdom as modern women influence our understanding of traditional texts -- from familiar liturgy to obscure midrash? This once-a-month lunchtime discussion group addresses the intersection of women, women's issues, women's perspectives, and our sacred texts. (more »)

Knocking at Our Hearts

2017- TBD

Transform your teshuvah (repentance, return) with the power of song. Join Mayyim Hayyim and renowned Jewish musician Joey Weisenberg as we bring in the Jewish New Year together. (more »)

Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot

8th Annual Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot in Brookline
Saturday, June 11, 2016

Begins at 8:15 PM and goes all night, June 11-12, 2016 

Shaking at Sinai: Then and Now

Taught by Mayyim Hayyim Associate Director of Education, Leeza Negelev (more »)