Seven Steps Maine Cohort 2024

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: Maine 2024 Cohort: Participants in this cohort will become volunteer Mikveh Guides at the Beth Israel Congregation Mikvah in Waterville, Maine

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Course Calendar: This course begins August 25, 2024 and ends on November 2, 2024. In addition to asynchronous online learning, we will meet live for at least two virtual sessions on Zoom, with an optional in-person closing session at the Center for Small Town Jewish Life Fall Shabbaton. Registration for this course closes on Sunday, August 18.

Live Sessions:
– VIRTUAL on Zoom – Sunday, August 25 at 3-5pm ET
– VIRTUAL on Zoom – Sunday, September 22 at 3-4:15pm ET
– IN PERSON (optional) on November 8 & 9 at Center for Small Town Jewish Life Fall Shabbaton (exact timing of session TBD)
– We will be polling participants about interest in hosting a VIRTUAL closing session on Zoom as well

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.




  • SUMMER HEAT ADVISORY: We have new measures in place to combat the high summer temperatures which may affect your immersion. 

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