A ritual pool of fresh "living" water, the mikvah is used for spiritual purification. For some Jews, married life involves laws of taharat hamishpacha (family purity), which require a wife's monthly immersion in a mikvah after menstruation before she reunites with her husband. The mikvah is used today by some brides and grooms before their wedding. Jews-by-choice traditionally visit the mikvah as part of their conversion process.
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Dryan Family Mikvah

Need to Rejuvenate? Think Mikvah! Providing nightly appointment for married women from all Jewish backgrounds and classes for brides and beginners.
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Mikvah Society of San Jose

By appointment only. Women, please call three days in advance. $20 donation requested. Extra charge for same-day appts. Men's hours: Friday and/or Erev Yom Tov mornings only; $5 donation requested.
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