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High Holiday Mikvah Hours


MEN’S HIGH HOLIDAY HOURS

Erev Rosh Hashanah: Sunday, September 9, 7:30a-3:00p
Erev Yom Kippur: Tuesday, September 18, 6:00a-3:00p


It is a great spiritual merit to immerse in the mikvah before the High Holidays. Mikvah Chaim Men’s Mikvah will have open hours on September 9 and September 18 for men to immerse.

  • The recommended donation is $20 for adults/$5 students.
  • Men are asked to bring their own towels.
  • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.


WOMEN’S HIGH HOLIDAY HOURS

Erev Rosh Hashanah: By Appointment – Please visit  mikvahchaim.org to make an appointment
Erev Yom Kippur: By Appointment – Please visit mikvahchaim.org to make an appointment

Some women also have the custom to immerse Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur. This is based on the understanding that the immersion serves to enhance our process of repentance.

  • Any woman who wishes to immerse for this purpose can make an appointment by visiting mikvahchaim.org or emailing attendant@mikvahchaim.org.
  • The recommended donation is $20 for adults/$5 students.
  • Children under age 16 must be accompanied by their legal guardian.


Please note that a pre-High Holiday immersion should not be accompanied by reciting the blessing over immersion (this is true for both men and women), and this immersion serves an entirely different function than immersing for the purposes of niddah (ritual purity.) For a discussion of women’s pre-holiday immersion, see Rabbi Yehuda Henkin’s Responsa on Contemporary Jewish Women’s Issues, p. 77-87. For guidelines and guidance regarding this type of immersion, please contact Maharat Friedman at MaharatRuth@ostns.org.

Wed, September 26 2018 17 Tishrei 5779