Marking Transitions in the Jewish Tradition for Teens




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 as a hands-on example of its place in contemporary Jewish life. This program explores the importance of marking transitions through ritual. It offers an open space for teens to discuss changes in their own lives and to learn from traditional and contemporary texts about water, the mikveh, and the role of ritual. If requested, participants create a mixed-media painting based on texts and discussions.


2 hours




  • COVID-19 Update

    At this time Mayyim Hayyim is open for immersions and has made a number of adjustments to our regular procedures. Our education center and art gallery are temporarily closed to minimize traffic and possible exposure in order to create the safest possible environment for those who wish to immerse. See here for more information about using the mikveh during this time.