As a new member to the staff at Mayyim Hayyim, I have been touched in many ways by the incredible moments that take place in the living waters here.  People immerse for all kinds of reasons – conversion, spiritual healing, celebration, and many, many more.

I can’t say I have been totaly surprised by the moving power of water.  However, I was surprised by the moving power of concrete.

During the week of June 22 – 28, Mayyim Hayyim is embarking upon a community art project.  Together with survivors of abuse and their allies, we will build a beautiful concrete bench in our Welcoming Garden to honor and acknowledge the abuse that takes place in the Jewish community and beyond. 

I invite you to come out and get your hands dirty mixing concrete, pouring it, and shaping it into wire mesh.  With the bench artist Ellen Alt, we can draw attention to this often silent population and have fun together making something special.

Please let me know if you can sign up for a shift – dates and times are below.   Bring your families on Sunday, June 27 from 10AM to 12PM to celebrate the nearly-completed project, connect with other families, and participate in symbolic age-appropriate art activities for children.   I look forward to seeing you soon!

Volunteer dates and times:

Tuesday, 6/22
10AM to noon

Wednesday, 6/23
10AM to noon

Thursday 6/24
10AM to noon
1PM to 3PM

Friday 6/25
10AM to noon
1PM to 3PM

Sunday 6/27
1PM to 3PM

Monday 6/28
2PM to 4PM