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Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education
October 21, 2009

My experiences at Mayyim Hayyim include being a volunteer Mikveh Guide as well as a user of the facility. First, as a mikveh guide, I feel completely supported and most importantly, appreciated. The staff is extraordinarily committed to this wonderful place and it is an honor to be a part of it. We are continually provided with educational training and supported in the work that we do. It feels great to be part of such a team, providing a space to ritually transform lives. As someone who has immersed at Mayyim Hayyim for special moments of celebration and transition, I can say that the facility is extraordinary in its welcome and amazing at providing just the right words at just the right time. When I wanted to transition before my son's wedding, I found just the right "mother of the groom" ceremony to allow me to focus on my changing role and relationship with my son. I was able to acknowledge the change, the loss, and think deeply about my hopes and open myself to new possibilities.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way it has touched the lives of those using the mikveh; for both celebration and sad moments, and educated those new to Judaism and others wanting to learn about this ancient ritual. I have also immersed myself for celebrationa and transition.

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

the welcome and appreciation, as well as being present at some very profound and important moments for others.

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

completely committed and supportive, warm and inviting.

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

expand and serve even more individuals, as well as educate larger groups.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & guided those using the mikveh through the experience and also was served as an immersee in the mikveh as indicated above.