Niddah Salon

  • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • $120.00
Niddah Salon

Open to female-identified people of any sexual orientation and relationship status.

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Join us for a monthly Niddah Salon at Mayyim Hayyim. Niddah is the practice of abstaining from sexual intimacy around the time of the menstrual cycle. The Niddah Salon will help participants think through the way niddah impacts issues of femininity, sexuality, and our connection to Jewish tradition. Using Jewish texts and shared experiences as our primary sources, each month we will delve into a different facet of this mitzvah together.


Rabbi Miriam-Simma Walfish is a doctoral student in Ancient Judaism at Harvard University. She studies gender in rabbinic literature and the editorial process of the Babylonian Talmud. A graduate of the Pardes Educators Program, she has taught Tanakh, Talmud, and Jewish Law in numerous settings including Hebrew College, Mechon Hadar, and the National Havurah Committee’s summer institute. She also co-runs Boston’s Teen Beit Midrash.


$120.00 – Tuition assistance is available — don’t let cost be a barrier!

Registration Questions

Contact Betsy More at or call 617-559-8736.

Questions about the Salon or Mayyim Hayyim?

Contact Associate Director of Education, Leeza Negelev at or call 617-244-1836 x203.

Refund Policy

Those who withdraw from the class before the first session will be given a full refund. A $50 administrative fee will be deducted from your refund if you choose to withdraw from the class after the first session.