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Contemporary Uses for the Mikvah

Immersion can be a powerful tool in our modern search for meaning and enhanced spiritual growth. At MACoM, we offer rituals for dozens of transitions that might be encountered in one’s life.  If you would like to immerse with a special ritual at MACoM but don’t see one in the list below that resonates with you, please let us know and we will work to create one that speaks to your circumstances:


  • For a Bride

  • For a Groom

  • For a Mother of the Bride

  • For a Father of the Bride

  • For a Mother of the Groom

  • For a Father of the Groom

  • After Finalizing a Divorce

  • Following the end of a Relationship

Women’s Cycles

  • Niddah, immersion following menstruation

  • During a Time of Infertility

  • Preparing for Conception

  • Following a First Menstruation

  • Upon Reaching Menopause

Birthing / Creating Family

  • The Ninth Month of Pregnancy

  • After Giving Birth

  • At the time of Weaning

Toward Healing of the Body, Mind and Spirit

  • For a Challenging Life Transition

  • Toward Healing

  • Toward Healing–After Receiving Difficult News

  • Mourning a Miscarriage (individual)

  • Mourning a Miscarriage (couple)

  • Following an Abortion

  • Healing from Abuse

  • Upon Completing a Period of Mourning

  • Upon Completing Sh’loshim–A Month of Mourning

For Our Blessings

  • For a Joyous Life Transition

  • In Gratitude

  • Milestone Birthday Celebrations

  • Honoring the Process of Coming Out

  • Being Present in the Moment


  • The Beginning of the Journey (Rosh Hashanah, immersion)

  • Turning Toward Forgiveness (Yom Kippur)

  • In Preparation for the Yamim Noraim—High Holy Days

  • In Preparation for Passover

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  • Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  • Parent of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

  • Becoming an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Preparation For Sacred Service

  • Preparing for Sacred Service

  • (Mikvah Guides, Hand Washing and Cup of Miriam Ceremony)

  • Preparing for Sacred Service (Mohel/Mohelet, immersion)

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