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


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

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

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In “Trying on Mikveh,” Maya Shwayder explores mikveh for the first time.

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Prep for Passover with Mayyim Hayyim & Rising Tide

How are you getting ready for Passover? We’ve got you covered

  • Immerse using our ‘In Preparation for Passover‘ Ceremony: Book at Mayyim Hayyim OR Find a mikveh near you
  • Pre-Passover Learning with Rising Tide:
    • The Heart of the Sea and the Mouth of the Well on April 11: Water is core to our retelling of the Exodus narrative.  Join Mayyim Hayyim’s rabbinic intern Aviva Herr-Welber for an interactive exploration of texts, symbols, and ideas that will yield new understandings we can bring to our Seder tables and beyond. FREE for members (suggested $18 donation for non-members). Register here.
    • Have You Made Art About It Yet? Passover Edition on April 18: Rabbi Adina Allen from Jewish Studio Project will help us explore the narrow places we have been in and open to what expansiveness may be awaiting us on the other side. FREE for ALL. Register here.
  • Using our Handwashing Ceremonies to add meaning to the handwashing at your seder: Watch this TikTok for some background on handwashing and download ‘Being Present in the Moment‘ and ‘Handwashing for Hope and Healing

Torah study with erica riddick is BACK

We’re thrilled to announce the third year of Let Justice Well Up, an initiative by and for Jewish women of color. Registration is now open for this year’s Jewish non-binary and woman of color Torah study series with erica riddick, which begins on February 14.

Topics include:

  • Destruction of the Black Body Temple
  • Intersectional Jewish Ritual for Modern Times
  • Bilhah & Zilpah in Modern Times
  • Waters of Home
  • Creative Practice for Justice
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Announcing the 2024 Rising Tide Gathering: in-person and global livestream options May-June, 2024

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When Words Won’t Come, The Mikveh is Here For Us

May all who are suffering and mourning now find comfort and an end to violence. May water be plentiful and healing for all who need it in this time.  And may all find gentle and loving places that allow us to express our grief, especially when we don’t have all the right words.”

When two groups from Haifa visited Mayyim Hayyim, Rabbinic Intern Aviva found herself reflecting on grief and the role of mikveh in our lives. Read the full post on our blog.

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Coming full circle, Mayyim Hayyim CEO returns to mikveh where she immersed to convert

Julie Childers started her work as CEO of the Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh, the pluralistic ritual bath outside of Boston, in early July. But her history with the mikveh goes back to 2006, when she herself immersed there during her conversion to Judaism. The experience was “transformative,” she told eJewishPhilanthropy.

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Wave of the Future: Writing Mayyim Hayyim’s Next Chapter

As Mayyim Hayyim prepares for a new chapter of leadership, you can make waves for our future.

We’re launching a campaign to raise $1 million dollars over two years to celebrate Mayyim Hayyim’s past and secure our future.

Join the wave today with a gift to honor outgoing CEO Carrie Bornstein’s 15 years of leadership, welcome and celebrate our new CEO, and set Mayyim Hayyim on a path to sustainability and success.

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