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Temple Beth Hillel Beth El Mikveh (Wynnewood, PA)

Living Judaism

Reclaiming Mikveh

Pouring ancient waters into a contemporary vessel.

Reclaiming Mikveh conference is a historic gathering — the first conference focusing on a remarkable phenomenon in contemporary Jewish life: the growing number of Jewish men and women who are finding deep meaning in the ancient wellspring
of mikveh

Reclaiming Mikveh brings clergy, educators, academics and Jewish leadership from across the country together in Boston, Massachusetts, June 4--6, 2006 in a revolutionary exploration on immersion as a source of spiritual renewal and understanding. Nationally renowned keynote speakers, workshop leaders and leading thinkers will gather for a lively, in-depth examination of mikveh and its possibilities, including new uses and rituals. Pre-conference highlights include a seminar on ³The Seven Steps for Creating a New Sacred Space in Your Community² and a special evening performance of The Mikveh Monologues, a moving theatrical
piece by Anita Diamant and Janet Buchwald with original music. Each conference registrant will receive a complimentary ³Immersion Gift Certificate² for use at Bostonıs Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center.

This groundbreaking conference is presented by the Outreach Training Institute, a program of the Union for Reform Judaism, supported by a grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, in cooperation with our Boston and national partners.

Over 30 national partners, including ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal as well as the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements have come together to challenge the Jewish community to reinvent mikveh for contemporary Jews. This historic gathering is the first conference of its kind. Rabbi Moshe Waldoks of Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, MA will be among the select keynote speakers, expert panelists and skilled workshop facilitators. 

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The Living Judaism feature in each issue focuses on Jewish spirituality, meaning and activism with invited columns written by rabbis belonging to the various movements of Judaism. Jewish clergy interested in writing for Living Judaism are invited to make contact with Rabbi Goldie Milgram at judaism @ pjvoice.com