Gathering the Waters: : Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and : Education Center Conference - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Gathering the Waters: : Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and : Education Center Conference

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center is hosting the international Mikveh Conference, “Gathering the Waters” to be held in Boston, October 10-12, 2010.

The conference will provide an in-depth exploration of the contemporary mikveh in theory and practice. Internationally renowned scholars, clergy, and educators will teach about immersion as a powerful tool for spiritual renewal, marking life transitions, and observing mitzvot. 

Panels and workshops will provide skill development in the following areas:
•    Honoring Conversion and Affirmation
•    Exploring Contemporary Understanding of Niddah (Monthly Immersion)
•    Marking Life Transitions with Ritual Immersion
•    Facilitating Mikveh Guide (Attendant) Training
•    Teaching About Mikveh for Students of All Ages
•    Creating or Enhancing a Mikveh in Your Community

Get more information here or contact Amy Chartock, National Programs Director, at or 617-244-1836 x 203.

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