Mayyim Hayyim is a 21st century creation, a mikveh rooted in ancient tradition, reinvented to serve the Jewish community of today.


About our mikveh

Learn more about how Mayyim Hayyim has changed the Jewish landscape in Boston and beyond.

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Request an Immersion

We look forward to welcoming you in times of celebration, healing, and transition.

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Education Center

Engaging and inspiring programming for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

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Get Involved

A community mikveh where every voice is welcome, every pair of hands is important, every donation is appreciated.

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We Need You to Be Our Mikveh Guides

Applications are now open for Mayyim Hayyim’s Mikveh Guide training, and we are especially seeking applications from Jews of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi, and Mizrahi Jews, transgender, and nonbinary Jews.

Our space is incomplete without the full participation of Jews of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi, and Mizrahi, transgender, and nonbinary Jews in our organization. Read more about our work to increase racial and gender diversity at Mayyim Hayyim and share the call for applicants with someone you know.

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Opening Reception in the Gallery: Nigun | Notations on Prayer

Join us Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM for the opening reception of Nigun | Notations on Prayer. A nigun is a melody sung without words. The tune is repeated over and over during worship services and around the Shabbat table, becomes a form of prayer. Printmakers Feltoon, Friedman and Mogavero create visual counterpoints to the nigun through repetition, pattern, and abstraction.

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Gail Kazin Guiding

Apply to be a volunteer mikveh guide

Apply to become a volunteer Mikveh Guide and learn to be a confident and compassionate presence for individuals marking major life transitions. Jews of Color, Sephardim, Mizrahim, transgender, and nonbinary Jews are especially encouraged to apply.

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Teaching Across Latin America

by Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director Last week, I taught about mikveh in Buenos Aires. And Mexico. And a half dozen other Latin American countries. I didn’t rack up any frequent flyer miles – I didn’t even have to leave Newton, MA. At the kind (and sweetly persistent) invitation of my friend and former […]

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