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Community Mikvah

WATER RITUALS IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS


DIY (Do It Yourself) Water Rituals 

Body PositivityExample of a Water Ritual

Our world is so upside down right now that sometimes the words to express ourselves aren't even there. Rituals give us space to feel and to process what might otherwise be inexpressible. Let water help your stuck places flow better through this difficult present moment.  

Explore our resources for water rituals that you can create in your own home. You can use them on your own or set up a time with one of our Mikvah Guides to plan out a ritual for you to do by yourself at home.  

This grounding earth-based Jewish ritual creation is for folks who are Mikvah-curious or Mikvah regulars. But the ritual you create doesn't have to entail immersion. Depending on where your ritual takes you, you might pour, drink, or spray water to express yourself. You don't have to buy anything special for this--you have everything you need. A Mikvah can hold you, suspend you 

Explore these resources to create a DIY water ritual. Or click here if you'd like to schedule an exploratory conversation with one of our Mikvah Guides who can help make suggestions, format an idea for you in concrete steps, find a blessing, or suggest common household items to symbolize what your ritual is trying to express. There's no set format or expectation of what your ritual looks like--as long as you are deriving meaning of it. 

Water Ritual Demonstration with Jodi Balis

Click Here to Watch!

Watch as Jodi Balis demonstrates a simple and meaningful water ritual that you can create at home.

Creating A Water Transition Ritual Of Your Own

Click Here for the Worksheet

This worksheet was designed to guide you through the process of creating a ritual. There are many suggestions, options and frameworks to assist you in this process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss with a mikvah guide or click here to make an appointment for a consultation.

Community Mikvah


WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY MIKVAH @ ADAS ISRAEL

 

The Adas Israel Community Mikvah

Immersion. Connection. Renewal.

A Mikvah is a Jewish ritual bath, requiring “living waters” sourced from rain. Oceans, rivers and other natural bodies of water are all kosher mikvahs. The ritual of immersion is rooted in centuries of Jewish tradition. It is a powerful way to experience an embodied spirituality and can connect a person to God, to their own body, to their ancestors and to the water cycle of our planet.

Our Mikvah is a Jewish sacred space designed to support Jewish ritual life and the personal transitions of individuals and families in the Jewish community.  Traditional reasons for visiting the Mikvah, such as the mitzvah of immersing monthly, getting married, making dishes kosher, converting to Judaism, and preparing spiritually for Shabbat or holidays are welcome here. Equally encouraged are creative reasons to immerse, usually around major life transitions. Examples of this type of visit are varied but include reaching a milestone birthday, marking the end of a period of mourning, becoming a bar or bat mitzvah, or celebrating an anniversary.

Immersion in the mikvah is a highly personal and spiritual experience and we respect the privacy and dignity of each person who uses the mikvah.


 

What About Converting a Child?

Click Here to learn about the meaningful and beautiful process of converting a child in the Adas Israel Community Mikvah.

 

How Do I Book an Immersion?

You can now book a Mikvah immersion completely online, by clicking here. If you have any questions about the online booking process, feel free to email mikvah@adasisrael.org.

 

What Are the Costs and Contacts?

Mikvah Fund Donation Form

Thank you for your donation to the Adas Israel Community Mikvah. We appreciate your support in helping us to maintain and operate this important community resource.


Suggested donation amounts are:

$36 one time visit (one person)
$54 pre-wedding visit (covers both partners)
$72 conversion (per family)
$154 yearly unlimited usage

Todah Rabah--Many Thanks!

 

Visits are scheduled by appointment only

Tours and learning sessions can be arranged for individuals or groups. *A rabbi must be present for all conversions.

Mikvah brochure cover

For all questions, please email Mikvah@AdasIsrael.org or call 202-841-8776.


The Adas Israel Community Mikvah is a core partner of the Rising Tide Open Waters network.

Mon, July 13 2020 21 Tammuz 5780