Mikveh Guides transform the ordinary into the holy. Seven Steps is the essential online course for training the Mikveh Guide of today and tomorrow. Drawing from rabbinic sources, current psychology and the experiences of contemporary mikveh attendants, this 8-week training offers the knowledge and skills to facilitate immersions with dignity, respect, and modesty. Learn best practices for making guests feel welcomed, safe, and supported, and gain skills for becoming a mikveh ambassador in your local community.
Being a Mikveh Guide means showing up for another person as they mark a meaningful transition in life, guiding them through an ancient Jewish ritual reimagined for modern use. As a Mikveh Guide, you are a witness to profound moments of healing and celebration. You are helping to create a sacred space where the full diversity of the Jewish people can find meaning, comfort and spirituality. Mikveh Guides help make mikveh accessible to Jews of all denominations, ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.
NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS: Winter 2024 Cohort
Course Calendar: This course begins February 11, 2024 and ends on April 7, 2024. In addition to asynchronous online learning, we will meet live for three virtual sessions on Zoom. Registration for this course closes on Sunday, February 4.
Virtual Live Sessions on Zoom:
- Sunday, February 11 at 3-5pm ET / 2-4pm CT/ 12-2pm PT
- Sunday, March 10 at 3-4:15pm ET / 2-3:15pm CT/ 12-1:15pm PT
- Sunday, April 7 at 3-5pm ET / 2-4pm CT/ 12-2pm PT
With such limited time “live” together, it is strongly encouraged for all participants to attend all three of our live sessions. If you’re unable to attend one or more of the sessions, recordings will be available – please indicate this in your registration form.
With generous support from The Miriam Fund as a part of Mayyim Hayyim’s Let Justice Well Up initiative, Mayyim Hayyim and Rising Tide are pleased to offer complimentary registration to the Winter 2024 Seven Steps cohort for Boston-based JOCISM (Jews of color and indigenous, Sephardi, or Mizrahi Jews) who will become Mikveh Guides at Mayyim Hayyim’s local mikveh. Please use the special form below to register.