Information For Your Visit
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment.
- Payment varies depending on the reason you are coming to the Mikvah. Payment is always by cash or local check (made out to "The Community Mikvah") - no cards are accepted.
- If you are coming for the final step in conversion, the fee is $180.
- If you are a bride or groom, the minimum donation is $54.
- If you are coming for any ritual purpose, the minimum donation is $36.
- Please DO NOT WEAR:
- Band-aids (can be removed prior to immersion)
- Nail polish
- Please DO BRING:
- A new, unwrapped toothbrush (must still be in the package).
- If you wear contacts, please bring your case and fresh solution.
- If you will be immersing with a child, please bring your bathing suit.
Preparation For Immersion
Proper immersion in the Mikvah requires that each part of the body comes into contact with the water. As an individual descends the steps of the Mikvah and is completely immersed in the water, the fulfillment of the mitzvah is complete. This principal is reflected in the laws that require an individual to avoid any kind of barrier that might prevent complete contact with the water.
You will say two blessings while at the mikvah, and have an opportunity for a private moment of reflection. The blessings are provided on large cards in the mikvah space in Hebrew and transliteration:
First Blessing:Baruch ata adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam asher kid-shanu b’mitzvo-tav v’tzi-vanu al ha-tevilah.
Blessed are You, Adonai, Ruler of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with mitzvot and commanded us concerning immersion.
Final Blessing: Sheh-heh-che-yanuBaruch ata adonai eloheinu melech ha-olam sheh-heh-che-yanu, ve-ki-y’manu, ve-higi-yanu la-z’man ha-zeh.
Blessed are You, Source of all Life, Who has kept us alive and sustained us, and enabled us to reach this day.