Mikveh Guide Training -- Timeline and Expectations

Prior to acceptance in the Mikveh Guide training program, you will:

  • shadow a current Mikveh Guide (at any time during the application process)
  • complete an online application 
  • participate in a group interview with other prospective Mikveh Guides


Once accepted into the Mikveh Guide Training program you will: 

  • attend seven training sessions to learn about the history and text sources of mikveh, the many reasons for immersions, supporting immersion guests with sensitivity, logistics of guiding, and more
  • be paired and communicate with an experienced Mikveh Guide as a mentor
  • shadow a current Mikveh Guide at the conclusion of the training
  • act as Mikveh Guide while an experienced Guide is here for support
  • serve as a Mikveh Guide 4-6 hours/month
  • or serve as a Mikveh Educator 4-6 times/year


Mikveh Guide applications for 2017-2018 are now closed. We anticipate conducting the next Mikveh Guide Training sometime in 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process or training program, please contact Lisa Berman, Mikveh and Education Director, at (617) 244-1836 x205 or email lisab@mayyimhayyim.org