Mikveh 101: Pride Edition

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Virtual
    Please be in touch if this is a barrier for you

Join us on June 25th at 12:00 PM for an exploration into the ritual of mikveh and how it has been reclaimed for traditional and nontraditional use by queer Jews. This session idesigned for those who identify as LGBTQIA and their alliesWe will also hear from three guests who will share how they have used mikveh to mark moments in their queer Jewish lives.  

Featured Guests

Lea Andersen (she/her) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew College, whose passion is using halacha for gender liberation, and particularly the liberation of women. She is a lesbian, a transgender woman, white, and lives in Brookline, MA.



Heather Renetzky (she/her) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew

College. A self-declared nerd for all things related to Judaism, psychology, and cooking, she loves exploring and sharing the depth of Jewish tradition. You can often find her with her nose in a book, in an apron covered in flour, or curled up with a cat in her lap. Although she lives in Boston, Heather calls Minnesota home. She’s grateful to Mayyim Hayyim for enabling her to start a long-desired, regular mikveh practice.



Jenna Shaw (they/them) is a third year rabbinical student at Hebrew College. Originally from Chicago, Jenna brings a passion for the ways

Judaism and queerness intersect.

Reach out to Amalia Mark, Rabbinic Intern, at education@mayyimhayyim.org with questions or if the fee is a barrier for you.