Rosh Chodesh Elul

Mikveh Lake Immersion

Date: Sun, August 28
Time: 12 – 3 PM
Location: Minneapolis Beach
(Exact location provided upon registration)
Cost: Free – donations welcome

The month of Elul kicks off the High Holy Day season with a time for reflection and introspection. Immersing in water can help us prepare our bodies and our souls for a New Year of renewal and transformation. Join us for this special experience.

In Partnership with Maayanot Community Mikveh of Minnesota

What is Mikveh?

For millennia, Jews have immersed in mikvaot (plural of mikveh) to mark transitions from one state to another. The original purpose of mikveh immersion was to mark a shift from a state of “impurity” to one of “purity.” In recent years, some have also begun to use mikveh to mark various life events, like starting a new job, recovering from cancer, celebrating a milestone birthday, or healing from a significant loss.

While generally inside a building, naturally occurring bodies of water can also serve as mikvaot. Maayanot Community Mikveh of Minnesota is working to bring an open, pluralistic mikveh to our community, and we are offering this opportunity for ritual immersion to give a taste of what is yet to come.