ImmerseNYC, the only community mikveh project in New York City, introduces New York Jews to the myriad ways that mikveh can add meaning to their Jewish lives, both through educational programming and ritual immersions.
In the near future, we hope to build a community mikveh: a sacred space where the diverse New York Jewish community can immerse for conversion and niddah (women’s monthly immersion), and for alternative rituals, like healing and life transitions.
Our work is imbued with three core values:
Ahavat Yisrael: Devotion to and Respect for all Jews
Actively building community across denominations and affiliations
Creating an explicitly welcoming, safe, and accessible space for all who wish to enter
Hadesh Yameinu K’kedem: Making New the Past
Re-imagining, reclaiming and renewing an ancient Jewish ritual