Beth Hillel Beth El Mikveh (Wynnewood, PA)
Pouring ancient waters into a
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
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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