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Sunday, January 15 • 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Watershed Moment: Leadership in Mikveh

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This panel­ (with audience participation) will explore issues around mikveh, including asking who runs and designs mikvehs, who serves as the mikveh leadership and management team, and who makes the decisions that impact the users. Additionally, we will address the substantive issues that arise for women when using the mikveh (such as dealing with miscarriage), raising questions as to how the mikveh could respond to those needs. We will close by presenting our vision of a reimagined mikvah that serves as a larger resource to women in the community.

Moderators
avatar for Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold

Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold

Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold is the Director of Education and Spiritual Enrichment at Montreal’s Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. She previously served as the Education and Ritual Director at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rachel is a board member for BJEC (Bronfman Jewish Education Centre) and a member of the Editorial Board of the JOFA Journal. She received her B.A. in Religion from Boston University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet

Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet

Founder and Director, Eden Center
Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet is the Founder and Director of the Eden Center in Jerusalem, a non-profit organization that has become a driving force in creating a paradigm shift to turn mikveh into more than just a ritual location. Under Naomi's leadership, Eden is  working to empower women around mikveh and enhance its connection to women's health, well-being and intimacy education. She holds a Ph.D... Read More →
avatar for Ariele Mortkowitz

Ariele Mortkowitz

Director, The Agam Center @ Mikvah Chaim
Ariele has been a volunteer mikvah guide in the Washington DC area for over twelve years. Through her work, she has seen how mikvah can help people in their spiritual journeys and create a space for personal connections. She created The Agam Center at the Ohev Sholom synagogue in 2016 as an expansion of what a mikvah can mean to a community; providing opportunities for connection, support, and education around issues that arise in the intimate... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 2:50pm - 3:35pm
Roone Cinema

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