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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Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness Month with Nora’s reflections on creating social stories about the mikveh for Mayyim Hayyim and Kesher.
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.
- Destruction of the Black Body Temple
- Intersectional Jewish Ritual for Modern Times
- Bilhah & Zilpah in Modern Times
- Waters of Home
- Creative Practice for Justice
Announcing the 2024 Rising Tide Gathering: in-person and global livestream options May-June, 2024
Register now for Winter 2024 learning
- Join Rabbi Beth Naditch for session two of our extremely popular virtual women’s Torah study program, beginning January 31. Learn more & register here.
- Curious about niddah? Wondering about its accessibility? Skeptical about perceived misogyny? Join Mayyim Hayyim, plus partner Base Boston, Hadar Boston, Hebrew College, Kavod, and Keshet to wrestle with niddah, rabbinic conversation about menstruating bodies, gender, and embodied ritual. The brand new series with special guest teachers begins March 6. Learn more and register here.
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.
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.
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.