Mayyim Hayyim’s Ritual Creation Team has developed a library of original ceremonies to help personalize your mikveh experience.

Every ceremony includes a pre-immersion kavanah (intention), blessings or kavanot (intentions) to follow three immersions, and a concluding reading. Ceremonies may include songs, contemporary poems, and traditional liturgies. They can be read privately, with the assistance of a Mikveh Guide, or with friends and family.

Immersion Ceremonies

The following is a list of ceremonies available at Mayyim Hayyim to enhance your immersion. Some ceremonies are available to download below; additional individual ceremonies can be emailed to you upon request.

Handwashing
Relationships
  • For a Bride
  • For a Groom
  • For the Mother of the Bride
  • For the Father of the Bride
  • For the Mother of the Groom
  • For the Father of the Groom
  • After Finalizing a Divorce
  • Following the End of a Relationship
Women’s Cycles
Birthing/Creating a Family
  • The Ninth Month of Pregnancy
  • Welcoming a Child
  • After Giving Birth
  • At the time of Weaning
Toward Healing of the Body, Mind and Spirit
For our Blessings
Holidays
  • Welcoming Shabbat
  • Opening to the New Month (Rosh Chodesh)
  • The Beginning of the Journey (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Turning Toward Forgiveness (Yom Kippur)
  • In Preparation for Passover
B’nai Mitzvah
  • Becoming a Bar Mitzvah
  • Becoming a Bat Mitzvah
  • Parent of a Bar Mitzvah
  • Parent of a Bat Mitzvah
  • Becoming an Adult Bar Mitzvah
  • Becoming an Adult Bat Mitzvah
Preparation for Sacred Service
  • Before Ordination
  • Preparing for Sacred Service (Mohel/Mohelet)
Conversion/Affirmation
  • Conversion (adult)
  • Conversion (youth)
  • Conversion (babies/toddlers)
  • Affirmation (adult)
  • Affirmation (youth)