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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We look forward to welcoming you. Please click below to schedule your appointment and read our updated policies and procedures.

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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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Making History

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

6:30 PM ET

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired
A fun and festive evening of storytelling and music
Celebrating two visionary leaders we love for MAKING HISTORY in our community

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Niddah Salon

COVID-19 Anniversary

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the disruption of our lives due to COVID-19, we are all tired. Many of us feel burned out by endless time on screens, for both work and socializing. We’ve gathered some ceremonies you may find helpful, and we invite you to use them to reflect on the last year, recharge, and prepare yourself for the coming months.

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COVID-19 Reopening

Mayyim Hayyim has been working hard to reopen our doors in the safest way possible, and we look forward to welcoming you. The safety of our community is our top priority and with that in mind, we share these upgrades and new procedures, developed in partnership with infectious disease and legal experts.

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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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Meet the Honorees: Shanna Shulman

On May 11th, Mayyim Hayyim’s annual benefit, Making History, will celebrate two visionary leaders for making history in our community.  Shanna was raised in a secular family in St. Louis and Chicago, where her parents helped establish St. Louis’s Central Reform Congregation. She first learned of mikveh while taking a Jewish studies course in college—coincidentally, […]

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