Reflections from our Guests
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!"
"What an honor to partake in this ritual. The moment I walked into the mikvah every Jewish memory I've made throughout my conversion process flooded my mind and I became overwhelmed with emotion and joy. Wow! I am a Jewish woman now. This is one of the best days of my life."
"Thanks for making this extremely special event so very meaningful. Every detail was considered and arranged so beautifully which contributed greatly to the conversion process. A special thanks to my guide for her loving support and guidance."
"I did not know that men were able to immerse in a mikvah. this was an enlightening and beautiful experience and I'm grateful for the opportunity."
"Today was my conversion into the Jewish faith. I was overcome with emotions upon my arrival as I had been waiting for this day for almost a year not knowing what would be asked or expected of me was daunting. Overall, my experience here at MACoM was nothing short of incredible. My guide made me feel at ease."
Personal/Life Cycle Immersions
"Having just completed my chemotherapy I decided to visit the mikvah. Surrounded by two dear friends, I had the most loving, spiritual, positive, and renewing experience. I am so grateful this community mikvah exists and look forward to seeing what lies next!"
I came after a divorce. It was a great way to myself a new view with new direction. Thank you for providing space which allows us to renew!
"Today I brought my daughter to the mikvah before her wedding. So happy to share this beautiful calming sacred and traditional ritual with my daughter as we bring her to the Chuppah. I was also able to immerse myself in a natural body of water. With help of MACoM who provided me with guidance and helpful Kavanah. So proud of what this community has built and embraced from strength to strength."
"My intention: to enter my marriage full of hope, joy, and understanding of myself and open to this new chapter. To embrace this new beginning with love for myself and my husband."
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Immersions
"For my bar mitzvah. Physically cleansed and spiritually ready. I could have spent hours in there. I feel like water, relaxed and shapeable. Everything in there is simplistic and rich with symbolism. My spirit has been rekindled."
"Today marks a new beginning as I visit the mikvah and continue on my journey into Jewish adulthood."
"I just immersed for my bat mitzvah. I feel very clean and spiritual. I'm nervous for my bat mitzvah since I've been practicing for months and I don't want to mess up. I'm nervous scared excited spiritual and all of the above."
Mental Health Immersions
"This is my first time at the mikvah. I knew it would be amazing and I was right! For so long, I have been carrying traumatizing memories from the past but now I feel cleansed. I sang the Shema Yisrael and after the rabbi left, for a moment, the light coming from the window shined brighter and I felt this amazing comfort."
"Today I experienced the mikvah for the first time. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to immerse because I have tattoos, I thought I wasn't allowed. I am also exceptionally grateful for the impact this had on my mental health. This experience has helped me stop self harming."
Reflections from our Guides
"Witnessed the conversion of a couple and their five beautiful children. I felt so honored to be a part of creating a whole Jewish family."
"Very moving experience. I felt touched to be a part of this special moment in the lives of this lovely couple."
"Being a mikvah guide has changed me. It has truly been a place for that is safe, calming, and so special. Being part of anyone's Jewish journey is a blessing."
Holiday & Shabbat Immersions
"Feeling renewed calm. In Sync with my Hebrew name and really able to embrace the beautiful Shabbat."
"Thank you for the opportunity to cleanse and refresh for the Jewish new year. I hope we can all begin it with hope, joy, health, love. I feel lighter emerging and look forward to fulfilling the space that was made with experiences that will come this year. I have a goal to be more present and to reduce the mental and physical clutter in my life, to let go of expectations and experience emotions as they come and then release them. I am hopeful God will be present with me and my family on this journey and serve as a guide and light."
"Today I came to immerse a ton of dishes, to partake in the mitzvah of Toveling dishes. I am so excited to have a newly kosher kitchen since Rosh Hashanah and I'm excited to finally be able to use these dishes new and newly Kashered. Chag Sameach!"
"Never thought I would immerse again but MACoM made it so easy and pleasant with no pressure to be or do a specific thing."
"Grateful. Hopeful. Anxious, Excited. Eager. Happy. Centered. Grounded.
Thank you, MACoM."
"This is who I am. This is where I'm supposed to be."