Past Conferences

Mayyim Hayyim serves as a convener and educator for individuals and communities nationally and internationally who are interested in learning more about the ritual of mikveh. From large scale conferences with guests from all over the world, to small gatherings of colleagues, Mayyim Hayyim creates opportunities for innovation, education and collaboration.

2017

National Mikveh Network Meeting. Mayyim Hayyim gathered staff and lay leaders from Adas Israel Community Mikvah in Washington, DC, ImmerseNYC in New York City, Metro Atlanta Community Mikveh in Atlanta, GA, and Libi Eir Awakened Heart Community Mikveh in Raleigh, NC to help envision a new national mikveh network.

2011

Hilchot Mikva’ot Training. Mayyim Hayyim and the Ziegler School of the American Jewish University held a unique training for clergy and seminary students interested in mikveh construction and maintenance.

2010

Gathering the Waters conference. Mayyim Hayyim hosted an international mikveh conference, bringing together over 275 clergy, educators, academics, seminary students, and lay leaders to explore and expand contemporary mikveh practice.

2009

Bay Area Mikveh Guide Training. Mayyim Hayyim partnered with Jewish Milestones and the Jewish Welcome Network to create a Bay Area cohort of volunteer Mikveh Guides to assist clergy, ritual facilitators and mikva’ot in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Gatos. This regional pilot was supported by The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund.

2008

National Mikveh Guide Training. Mayyim Hayyim hosted a national training session for Mikveh Guides and Educators from across the United States. Nineteen people, representing thirteen communities including San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Maine, New York and surrounding areas, and Washington, DC, came together to acquire the skills to implement the Mayyim Hayyim model in their own communities.

2006

Reclaiming Mikveh conference. This conference, hosted by Mayyim Hayyim and organized by the Outreach Training Institute of the Union for Reform Judaism, brought together clergy, educators, academics and Jewish leadership from across the country in a revolutionary exploration on immersion as a source of spiritual renewal and understanding. 

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