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

Rating: 5 stars  

About 4 years ago I attended the National Mikveh Conference sponsored by Mayyim Hayyim. At that time I was only interested in mikveh as an element in the Jewish conversion process. My visit to Mayyim Hayyim opened up an awareness of the full potential of mikveh to express Jewish spirituality at a wide range of transistion points in a person's life. I have been working ever since then to duplicate in Los Angeles a similar 21st Century mikveh. The people at Mayyim Hayyim are of extra-ordinary sensitivity and creativity in their penetrating ability with Jewish water ceremonies. I have learned a great deal from them.

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

the readiness of staff and volunteers to share their wisdom.

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

highly trained to express empathy with clients.

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

facilitate a dynamic national mikveh movement.

Ways to make it better...

I had even more time to visit Mayyim Hayyim. I live in Los Angeles, and I have visited Mayyim Hayyim three times since I first discovered it.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Anita Diamant, the Mayyim Hayyim President, epitomizes the best qualities of a volunteer Jewish leader. She is a great inspiration.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have consulted repeatedly with Mayyim Hayyim on the theory and practice of ritual immersion as a powerful instrument for new Jewish spirituality.