Mikvah News

Upcoming Passover Programs

MACoM is pleased to offer two programs to help you mentally and spiritually prepare for the upcoming Passover holiday and to tour Atlanta’s new community mikvah. Both programs will be held at MACoM. Please RSVP at info@atlantamikvah.org or 404-549-9679.

Reaching Out of Our “Narrow Places” Toward Hope & Healing with Chaplain Marita Anderson

Thursday, March 23rd at 7:30 pm

In the Exodus narrative, the word for Egypt, Mitzraim, can be translated as a “narrow strait.” As we prepare for Passover, let us explore ways in which the Exodus story is relevant in our lives today and what it means to feel constricted and limited by our “narrow places.” What mindsets keep us stuck in Egypt? How do we deal with uncertainty, disappointment, frustration? What replenishes our wells of life, joy, connection?

Let’s explore how the living water, mayim hayim, can help us reach out of the “narrow places” toward hope and healing.


Passover Dips: A Celebration of Passover Foods & Dishes with Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder

Tuesday, April 4th at 10:00 am

Join us for a morning of recipes, flavor and spirit! The Ma Nishtana points out that the Seder is different because we dip twice but there is more to the story than that! This lively workshop will have us trying charoset recipes from around the world and discussing the many ways dipping connects to the meaning of Passover.

Participants will have opportunities to share their memories of dishes that make the holiday special and to take away some inspiration for their Seder tables this year!


“Brave Miss World”

MACoM is proud to be a Community Partner for the upcoming screening of “Brave Miss World,” hosted by Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The film tells the story of Miss Israel, Linor Abargil, who was abducted, stabbed, and raped only six weeks before winning the Miss World pageant. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning, and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field and a delicious dessert reception catered by The Spicy Peach. A portion of all ticket sales will go directly to sexual assault prevention. This event is on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 p.m. at Temple Sinai. Tickets available at www.jwfatlanta.org/events.

More information can be found on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425887007469832/

Mikvah Immersed in Community

Transitioning from a satisfying career as a nurse-midwife to a more family-centered time left me fluid, like water. I became more responsive to the ebbs and flow of the day instead of a planned schedule.

My timeline paralleled another change in the Atlanta Jewish Community. The intrafaith community mikvah located at Congregation B’nai Torah faced infrastructure problems and needed to be renovated. While B’nai Torah was undergoing capital renovation, a few brave souls thought that the Atlanta Jewish Community was ready for a true community and reimagined mikvah.

You can read the rest of MACoM’s President, Caryn Hanrahan’s, recent article at the Atlanta Jewish Times.

A Mitzvah for the Mikvah

Join us in support of MACoM as we honor Rabbis Alvin M. Sugarman and Joshua Heller for creating MACoM, a Jewish Community

A Mitzvah at the MikvahMaster of Ceremonies Mike Leven will leads us in an evening honoring these two visionaries. They bridged generations and Jewish movements to unite our community for a sacred purpose. They brought together doers, donors, and “dippers” to create MACoM, a community Mikvah and a spiritual destination for Jews across Atlanta.

Let’s celebrate and say Thank You!

Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 7pm – 10pm
at the Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

All inquiries for sponsorship & tickets please email or call Barbara LeNoble, Executive Director at info@atlantamikvah.org or 404-549-9679.

$2,000 Table Donor (10 seats) Purchase
$1,000 Host Committee (2 tickets are included valued at $400) Purchase
$200/ea. Event Ticket Purchase