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Review for Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Mayyim Hayyim is a unique institution in the Jewish community helping women to reclaim a ritual and a ritual space that was virtually unknown by our mothers and maligned by our grandmothers. My experience there is that it is a holy space where people's lives change and deepen. The new rituals that have been developed there are especially helpful. As a rabbi, I have brought people there for conversion, before their weddings, before cancer treatment, after miscarriage and on their way home from a stay in the mental health unit of a nearby hospital. There are many life cycle events beyond birth and death and Mayyim Hayyim helps us to mark these events with awe and dignity. It brings peace to all who seek it in the warm waters and compassionate surroundings.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The beautiful surroundings and tranquility in provides at key moments of a person's life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extraordinaary. The staff is dedicated of course, but the real story is the volunteers--men and women who mostly never heard of a Mikvah are now devoting themselves to this organization in large numbers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have an endowment fund that would pay the daily expenses. It could offer more educational programs to the community and more outreach to other communities around the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & As described above.