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




  • 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.