Mikveh

In the basement of Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw (6 Twarda St.) is active mikveh, with properly prepared facility, available for men and women.

What is a Mikveh?

Mikveh means collection. In physical terms, it refers to a pool that is used to collect “natural” water, untouched by human hands such as rainwater, or water from rivers and underground springs.

Culturally, a mikveh is of such significance that the rabbis of Talmud ruled that if a community has neither a mikveh nor a synagogue, building a mikveh takes priority over erecting a synagogue.

Practically, a mikveh is used by both Jewish men and women who immerse in it before certain holy acts. Though it looks like a bath, it’s not: When Jewish law mandates the use of a mikveh, the user must be perfectly clean and bathed before immersion. A mikveh is a spiritual tool; it has no association with hygiene.

The mikveh can also immerse the newly purchased vessel. In exchange for use of the mikvah is proposed tzedakah.

Pricing is now:

women – 20 $ or EURO,

men – 10 $ or EURO.

Persons wishing to make use of the mikveh, please contact Sara Malka Szpilman (smszpilman@gmail.com). To use the mikveh please contact us at least one day in advance.