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Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters & Education Center

Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center - a trans-denominational mikveh is working to create an exciting, new model for this ancient form of Jewish spiritual practice. Mayyim Hayyim is a kosher mikveh, opened in the spring of 2004, accessible and attractive to all Jews.

Its facilities include two mikvaot (ritual pools), a library, classroom, gallery and gracious multi-purpose rooms for convening a bet din (rabbinic court for conversion), for celebrating life cycle events, for prayer, study, and quiet reflection. Mayyim Hayyim can provide educational programs, workshops and study sessions for the community and is an entirely new kind of threshold into Jewish life, inviting greater and deeper participation for all who enter.

Because of the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts' demonstrated expertise in creating start-ups that work across denominational lines, those contemplating a communal mikveh in Greater Boston approached SCM for assistance in convening a group of local rabbis to explore the need for a communal, trans-denominational mikveh in the Greater Boston area.

From its first days as an incorporated non-profit, Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh & Education Center has received technical assistance, and institutional support from Synagogue Council. After three years, Mayyim Hayyim has moved from our offices to its own site at 1838 Washington Street in Newton.

The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts is proud of its association with this unique new resource. Anita Diamant, President of Mayyim Hayyim says, "The Synagogue Council's vision and early support was crucial to making this dream into a reality. We will always be grateful to Alan Teperow and SCM."

For further information, visit Mayyim Hayyim's web site , call 617-244-1836 or by Email