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.
Seven Steps is a virtual course. You may participate no matter where you live, anywhere around the world. Seven Steps includes live and asynchronous sessions. In addition to live sessions, the learning takes place over an online platform where participants engage with a variety of modalities including video, articles, interactive discussions, and text study.
What will you learn in this course?
- Biblical and Talmudic sources for mikveh
- Laws and practices of traditional mikveh use
- Newer uses for mikveh, including healing, celebrations, life transitions
- How to welcome guests and witness immersions with sensitivity
This course will provide an in-depth exploration of best practices that can be applied in any mikveh community. For a full course overview click here.
We will support you in connecting with a local Rising Tide mikveh to serve as a Mikveh Guide. If there is not a Rising Tide mikveh in your community, we will support you in guiding independently and/or creating a new local mikveh.
Registration is offered on several sliding scales from $36 – $450.
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