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Sunday, February 17 • 11:20am - 12:20am
Beyond Brides: The Mikveh and Relationships

Many are familiar with the traditional uses of Mikvah within the context of relationships (bride or groom immersions, Niddah or Family Purity practices). There are other ways that Mikvah can help mark important relationship milestones (marking a divorce, preparing for conception). This session will explore the role of Mikvah within relationships, through the lenses of two Mikva’ot: the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh in Boston and the Adam R. Straus Memorial Mikvah in Chicago.

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Rachel Finegold

Rachel Kohl Finegold is the Education & Ritual Director at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in Chicago. Rachel (pronounced the Hebrew way) is a founding member of the Orthodox Women’s Leadership Project, serves on the editorial board of the JOFA Journal, and was recently named one of JUF Oy!Chicago’s 36 Under 36. She received her B.A. in Religion from Boston University and completed the Scholars Circle program at the... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 11:20am - 12:20am
Illinois Room C Floor 3 North