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.

Beneath the Surface - FALL 2017

Sundays Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12 (3:00-5:30PM)

Explore... the special moments and rituals that bind us together as individuals and families

Learn... about Jewish rituals that help us give special meaning to our lives

Share... your hopes and dreams for each other and for your relationships

Create... your own personal ritual to celebrate this important moment together as mother and daughter

Beneath the Surface provides an opportunity to enhance families' bat mitzvah experience by enabling mothers and daughters to engage with one another with conversation, art, crafts, and texts in a nurturing and safe environment with opportunities for intimate, creative expression.

Our fall cohort of Beneath the Surface is currently full. If you are interested in joining our spring Beneath the Surface, please register here. (more »)


Women's Voices, Women's Wisdom

Women's lunchtime learning at Mayyim Hayyim
First Session - October 18 - 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 »)


Seek and Find: Opening Reception and Artist Talk

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

Joel Moskowitz and Karen Weinhaus seek and find beauty in the material world that surrounds them, uncovering hidden messages in old library index cards, creating sculpture out of newsprint and making paintings with needle, thread, and felting. 

Meet the artists (more »)


Mikveh Guide Training - Information Session

Monday, October 2 - Offered at 12:00PM and 6:00PM at Mayyim Hayyim

Mayyim Hayyim is excited to train a brand new cohort of Volunteer Mikveh Guides. As a Guide, you'll have the opportunity to welcome new Jews into the world and guide our community members through important life transitions.  (more »)


(Un)frozen Landscapes: Judaism and Climate Change

Monday, September 11, 5:30-7:00pm

Join Mayyim Hayyim, artist Lisa Goren, and environmental scientist and public health researcher Jill Hahn, to explore Jewish perspectives on the environment and climate change.  (more »)


Knocking at Our Hearts

Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

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. 

Located at Temple Reyim
(1860 Washington Street - shared parking lot with Mayyim Hayyim)

Knocking at Our Hearts has reached capacityWe hope you will join us next year. (more »)


It’s a Mikveh Guide Appreciation Night

A special event for Mayyim Hayyim Mikveh Guides
Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for an evening where we shmooze, enjoy dessert, and raise a glass to the inspiring work of our Mikveh Guides at Anita Diamant and Jim Ball's new home in Brookline. We'll also have a facilitated reflection on our last couple of years of guiding. What are you most proud of? What challenges have you faced, how would you like to grow? You won't want to miss it.

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Celebrating The Jewish Wedding Now

Monday, August 7, 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Save the Date! Join bestselling author Anita Diamant at Mayyim Hayyim to celebrate the release of The Jewish Wedding Now, the highly-anticipated, updated edition of Diamant’s classic book, The New Jewish Wedding. (more »)


Opening Reception: Frozen Landscapes

Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Lisa Goren and Ellen Alt are artists/witnesses to the unfolding calamity of Earth’s melting planetary ice. With watercolor and mixed media, they document the beauty and majesty of glaciers and other frozen landscapes, inspiring awe, awareness, and action.   (more »)


Mayyim Hayyim at Tikkun Leil Shavuot

"Water is Nothing Other Than Torah"
Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 8:00pm-morning

Join Mayyim Hayyim at the 9th Annual Tikkun Leil Shavuot at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline!

Location: 384 Harvard Street and 100 Centre St. in Brookline, MA

(Begins 8:00PM and goes all night) (more »)