Mayyim Hayyim hosted an international mikveh conference, bringing together over 275 clergy, educators, academics, seminary students, and lay leaders to explore and expand contemporary mikveh practice.

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The conference was an incredible success with more than 275 participants from 22 states and Israel in attendance.

Many thanks to our international partners from across the Jewish spectrum and to our extraordinary planning committee and faculty.

 Many thanks to our conference underwriters The Covenant Foundation, Slingshot Fund and Natan and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

24 workshops provided skill development in the following areas:

  • Honoring Conversion and Affirmation
  • Exploring Contemporary Understanding of Niddah (Monthly Immersion)
  • Marking Life Transitions with Ritual Immersion
  • Facilitating Mikveh Guide (Attendant) Training
  • Teaching About Mikveh for Students of All Ages


Download a detailed schedule with workshop descriptions.
Workshop Titles and Faculty
Faculty Biographies A to K
Faculty Biographies L to Z
Co-Sponsors & Partners
Planning Committee

This three-day conference was a follow-up to the successful 2006 Reclaiming Mikveh conference, organized by the Outreach Training Institute of the Union for Reform Judaism.