Welcome to the Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah (MACoM)
We are a strictly kosher and maximally inclusive space designed to meet the needs of the entire Jewish community. We value diversity and inclusivity and strive to be a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for all who enter, no matter what their identity, Jewish background and affiliation, and reason for attending the mikvah.
MACoM is dedicated to promoting the use of mikvah in both traditional and contemporary contexts. Immersing in the Mikvah is no longer just for Niddah and conversions.
Last year, more than 50% of the immersion which took place at MACoM were for non-traditional uses including:
After Finalizing a Divorce
Being Present in the Moment
Completing a Period of Mourning
Following a First Menstruation
Following an Abortion
For a Challenging Life Transition
For a Joyous Life Transition
For Healing Toward Mental Health
For Those on a Fertility Journey
Healing from Abuse
Honoring the Process of Coming Out
In Generational Gratitude, For Jewish Women of Color
In Preparation for the High Holidays
Mourning a Miscarriage (couple and/or individual)
Niddah, Immersion Following Menstruation
Preparation for Sacred Service
Preparing for Marriage – Bride, Groom, or Parent
The Beginning of the Journey (Rosh HaShanah)
The Ninth Month of Pregnancy
Turning Toward Forgiveness (Yom Kippur)
Upon Reaching Menopause
Welcoming a Child
Testimonials: Fertility Immersions
9th month of pregnancy: "I came today in anticipation of my first son as I am nine months pregnant today. I am so thankful for this experience of pregnancy and the excitement of birth. Thankful to dip before someone struggling with infertility because I was once in those shoes"
Trying to conceive: "Thank you so much for doing this mitzvah for me. Congratulations on your new baby!"
MACoM has been present for over 2200 immersions and we continue to grow. We welcome everyone to immerse, regardless of their ability to give. We are able to provide this blessing to our community because of the generous support of our donors.
What is a mikvah?
A mikvah is a special pool of living waters that is used for Jewish ritual immersion, one of the most beautiful mitzvahs. A mikvah must contain a certain minimum quantity of water which has been gathered without being “drawn” by human hands or tools. Mikvah originated from Biblical and Rabbinic sources for ritual purification and transformation. Ritual immersion is a powerful way of connecting to yourself, to Jewish tradition, and to God. As the only inclusive, pluralist mikvah in Atlanta, we welcome you.
Why is MACoM Unique?
MACoM is the only mikvah in Atlanta open to the entire Jewish community regardless of one's affiliation, observance level, sexual orientation or capacity for physical mobility. The possibilities for traditional and modern immersions are almost limitless. Regardless of whether one is a regular user of the mikvah or has never been before, immersion in the mikvah is a way to acknowledge a life transition in a uniquely Jewish context.