Conversations to Complement the Open Waters Film

Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody, A Discussion Guide to Complement the Mayyim Hayyim Film

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Synagogues, day schools, camps, and other organizations face obstacles in creating opportunities for full participation in Jewish life. Mayyim Hayyim created the short film, Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody to share how accessibility and inclusion happen at our mikveh. This Discussion Guide serves as an educational tool for your community to explore how barriers can be minimized and even removed in the varied settings of Jewish communal life.

Section One (Free PDF Includes Handouts for Facilitator and Participants)

To be used as a 50-60 minute complete session, or broken down into shorter activities, to learn about issues of accessibility and inclusion through the experiences of individuals. 

Complete this brief questionnaire to receive Section One of the Discussion Guide 

Full Discussion Guide (Available in the Mayyim Hayyim Store) 

Four unique sections, including Learning from Stories, Physical Accessibility, Access to Information, and Relationships. Learn more here.


The primary context of the Discussion Guide is the Mayyim Hayyim original film, Open Waters: Mikveh for Everybody



The Open Waters Discussion Guide was created in partnership with: