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