In March 2021, the Mayyim Hayyim Board of Directors unanimously approved a new three-year strategic plan that expands Mayyim Hayyim to become a national organization.
From its beginning, Mayyim Hayyim has been leading on innovation in ritual immersion for the 21st century and making mikveh welcoming and accessible to the whole Jewish community.
For 17 years, Mayyim Hayyim has planted seeds and nurtured the creation of the Open Mikveh Movement: providing leadership, guidance, training, programs, curricula, ceremonies, and other resources to a growing field. Mayyim Hayyim’s last strategic planning process led to the 2018 launch of Rising Tide, a network of like-minded mikva’ot, which numbers more than 30 communities in six countries.
Over the next three years (2021-2024):
- Mayyim Hayyim will continue to lead on innovative ritual and lower barriers to immersion. The local site in Newton will continue to serve the Greater Boston community and act as a “test kitchen” innovation lab for the Open Mikveh Movement.
- Our Education Center will expand to make experiential virtual programming accessible across the country and around the world and we will build new strategic partnerships to enable this expansion. When public health conditions allow, we will also resume local, on-site programming.
- The Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network will continue to support the burgeoning field of Open Mikveh and ensure its success.