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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Mayyim Hayyim is closed for immersions at this time. 

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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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Mikveh to Go

What are alternatives when immersing in a traditional mikveh isn’t possible? How can you create a meaningful immersion experience at home or in a natural body of water?

In this webinar hosted by Rising Tide you’ll learn about the Jewish legal thinking behind the use of a bathtub or shower in extenuating circumstances, and explore ways to enhance the at-home immersion ritual with Lisa Berman, Director of Mikveh and Education at Mayyim Hayyim, Naomi Malka from Adas Israel Community Mikvah, and Leah Bieler, MA in Talmud and Rabbinics.

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Living in the Waters of COVID-19

How can rituals help and hold you during uncertainty, questions, and fear? How can you develop our own rituals for this purpose? How can you incorporate water into your rituals in the absence of mikveh? This webinar explores the role of water in Jewish life, rituals in your own life, and tools to create your own water rituals that can be done in the safety and sanctity of your own home.

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COVID-19 Update

Mayyim Hayyim is closed for immersions at this time.

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The Watershed Project

The Watershed Project is a trans-informed, gender-inclusive ritual for people who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender-questioning and who self-identify as Jewish, to any extent. The program’s goal is to expand understanding of the mikveh ritual in order for participants to experience the renewing, transformative benefits of immersion in a way that respects the integrity of identities that have been historically excluded from the tradition.

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I Miss My Rituals

by Amy Fleming I’m doing okay during this COVID-19 shutdown. My geographically scattered family members are healthy. We’re aware that we are very fortunate. But like everyone else, I long for life to return “back to normal.” I miss the structure and routine of volunteering every Wednesday at Mayyim Hayyim, which I’ve been doing for […]

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