Water and Jewish Tradition


Adult learners


Water plays a central role in the ritual life of virtually all world religions. Immersion in a mikveh is one of Judaism’s oldest practices, and Mayyim Hayyim serves a first-hand example of its place in contemporary Jewish life. This program explores water as an agent of change from biblical, rabbinic and contemporary perspectives. If requested, participants create a mixed-media painting based on texts and discussion.


2 – 2.5 hours




  • Mayyim Hayyim currently has limited availability for immersions while we undergo construction to repair damage incurred to the building following the extreme cold on February 4. 

    To support our repairs and bolster your local community mikveh, donate to our campaign to Make Waves for the Future and join us to celebrate outgoing CEO Carrie Bornstein. Learn more and donate here.