These dramatic readings will take place at various locations.

You feel like you’re part of something bigger... part of a story, part of a community.
— The Mikveh Monologues

Heal. Reflect. Renew.

A contemporary collection of inspiring monologues shares the transformative experience of the modern mikveh, a Jewish ritual bath re-imagined for modern use. This special project, in partnership with The Minnesota Community Mikveh Initiative, presents dramatic readings of women and men who have immersed in the living waters of the mikveh for healing, reflection, and revitalization. Following the readings, there will be a break for refreshments and a discussion led by Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker. These readings will take place at various locations; see below for more details. All seating for this special project is general admission.

Tickets: Call (651) 647-4315 or Reserve Online Here

The Artists

The Cast

Rachel Austin

Rachel Austin

Ryan London Levin

Ryan London Levin

Charles Numrich

Charles Numrich

Laura Stearns

Laura Stearns


Production Artists

Miriam Schwartz, Director

Miriam Schwartz, Director


Times & Locations

Wednesday, August 21, 7:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Co-sponsored by Mount Zion Temple

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Thursday, August 22, 7:30 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Co-sponsored by Adath’s TAMID (Theater, Art, Music, Israel, Dance) Committee

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Friday, August 23, 1:00 p.m. at Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 p.m. at Shir Tikvah Congregation
1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Co-sponsored by Shir Tikvah Congregation

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Sunday, August 25, 1:00 p.m. at Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116

Tickets & Information

Box Office - (651) 647-4315

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All Tickets $18

$15 with Season Passbook - Now on Sale

All seating for this project is general admission; specific seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance time. Parking is available at all locations. For special accommodations or more information, please contact the box office.

The Mikveh Monologues (© 2008 Mayyim Hayyim) was created in 2004 - 2005 by internationally acclaimed author Anita Diamant and director Janet Buchwald. The play is based on interviews with men, women and children who marked a personal life transition by immersing in a mikveh.

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center is a threshold into Jewish life—a place where 21st century Jews can explore the ancient ritual of immersion as a means of spiritual renewal. More information can be found at


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.