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Mikvah and Ritual Baths in Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and NYC.

Please, contact each mikvah for detailed schedule and rules.

Mikvah - Rules and Information

WHAT IS A MIKVAH?
A mikvah is a natural body of water or a gathering of water that has a designated connection to natural water. The pool is designed specifically for immersion, according to the rules and customs of Jewish law. It contains about 200 gallons of water.

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE WATER IN A MIKVAH?
Water is the primary source of all living things. It has the power to purify, to restore and replenish life. A mikvah must be filled with living waters from a flowing source that has never been dormant, such as fresh spring water, rainwater, or even melted snow.The water is kept under strict hygienic control,cleaned daily and chlorinated.

WHAT IS TAHARAS HAMISHPACHA, FAMILY SANCTITY?
The Jewish marriage santifies husband and wife. Taharas Hamishpacha observance introduces times of separation and reunion as part of a cycle in married life. Separation begins with the onset of the menstrual flow. It is a time when the depth of the husband-wife relationship is expressed without physical intimacy. It is a period of anticipation and preparation for mikvah immersion. The reunion, which follows, holds the highest potential for sanctity in marriage.

HOW DOES ONE PREPEARE FOR MIKVAH IMMERSION?
Following one's monthly menstruation, a woman counts seven "spotless" days. During this entire time, from the onset of menstruation until mikvah immersion, couples should refrain from marital relations. Prior to immersion, a woman must cleanse herself thoroughly. She immerses after nightfall.

WHY SHOULD I GO TO THE MIKVAH?
Immersion in the mikvah is a biblical commandment of the hightest ordinance, equated with mitzvos (commandments), such as Kashruth and Shabbos. Immersion is also a way of drawing G-d into your marriage, by making Him an integral part of it. Mikvah helps create a husband-wife relationship that is in a state of continuous renewal. With marriages failing daily, the laws of Family Sanctity may help you find fulfillment within a sanctified marriage that is caring, romantic and strong enough to last a lifetime.

IS THE MIKVAH ONLY USED BY WOMEN?
No, the mikvah is used for various things:

  • It is the final stage of conversion to Judaism
  • It is used by men customarily at auspicious times, such as before Yom Kippur and a groom on his wedding day. Many men use it Erev Shabbos, while some chassidic men even use the mikvah daily before prayer.
  • Generally, new dishes should also be immersed in the mikvah before use. Complete understanding and observance of these laws necessitates in-depth study and subsequent review on a woman-to-woman basis, in private or group settings, with open sharing of knowledge and experience.

Based on information provided by mikvah.org

Mikvah Directory - Queens
Mikvah of Queens - Rabbi Shlomo Teitelbaum 75-48 Grand Central Pkwy. Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: (718) 261-6380
Women - Open Weeknights, Shabbos/Yom Tov - By appointment only
Mikvah - Congregation of Georgian Jews - Rabbi Peretz Steinberg 63-04 Yellowstone Blvd. Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: (718) 897-9370
Women - Open evenings, Men - By appointment only, Kaylim Mikvah
Jewish Community Center of Hillcrest - Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz, Rabbi Bick 70-06 172nd St. Hillcrest, NY 11365
Tel: (718) 969-4937
Women - Open Weeknights - Shabbos/Yom Tov - By appointment only
North Shore Mikvah Association - Rabbi Dale Polakoff 26 Old Mill Rd. Great Neck, NY 11023
Tel: (516) 487-2726
Women - Open Weeknights, Shabbos/Yom Tov - By appointment only, Kaylim Mikvah - Open daily until sundown
Mikvah of Kew Gardens - Rabbi Treiger 75-48 Grand Central Pkwy. Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tel: (718) 849-0065
Women - Open Fri. Night/Yom Tov - By appointment only, Men - By appointment only
Congregation Mikvah Israel - Rabbi Peretz Steinberg 71-11 Vleigh Pl. Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367
Tel: (718) 268-6500
Women - Open Weeknights - Shabbos/Yom Tov - By appointment only, Men - 4-8AM Daily - Erev Shabbos/Erev Yom Tov - until 1/2 hr. before candlelighting Kaylim Mikvah
Mikvah Association of Nassau County - Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer 775 Hempstead Ave. West Hempstead, NY 11552
Tel: (516) 489-9358
Kaylim Mikvah
Mikvah Directory - Brooklyn
Mikvah: Kehilas Yaakov - PUPER HASHGACHA 115 Rutledge Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 624-9262
Contact: MRS. HAUER
Mikvah Of Canarsie - RABBI GRUBER 1221 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11236
Tel: (718) 763-5902
Alt Tel: (718) 763-6812
Mikvah Israel Of Boro Park - RABBI's BICK, KATZ, GROSS, FRIEDMAN, SPIEGAL & ROTTENBERG 1574 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: (718) 871-0669
MAAYAN - SATMAR, BOBOV ETC.
Mikvah Taharath Israel Of Flatbush - Rabbi RUTTNER/ MAARIE YECHESKEL 1013 East 15 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Tel: (718) 377-9813
SIDE BY SIDE (BOR GESHOMIM ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL)
Sephardic Mikvah Israel - Rabbi TRIEGER, RAFUL 810 Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Tel: (718) 339-4600
Sephardic Mikvah
Mikvah Congregation Hamaor - RAV YAAKOV AMSEL, RAV ASHER A. ECKSTEIN 1780 50th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204
Tel: (718) 633-7724
SIDE BY SIDE (BOR GESHOMIM IS ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL)
Mikvah Israel Of Bensonhurst - RAV BICK 48 Bay 28 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214
Tel: (718) 372-9563
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Mikvah Ritualarium Of E. Flatbush - HARAV BUKIET - RAV HAMACHSHIR 340 East 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Tel: (718) 771-5842
NOT ALWAYS IN USE
Mikvah Taharah Of Seagate - RABBI MEISELS 4511 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Tel: (718) 946-4883
OPEN NIGHTLY, APPOINTMENT NEEDED MOTZEI SHABBOS (SIDE BOR HASHAKA IS BOR AL GABAI BOR, SIDE BOR ZERIAH IS BOR AL GABAI BOR)
Mikvah Israel Of Boro Park - RABBIS BICK, KATZ, GROSS, FRIEDMAN, SPIEGAL & ROTTENBERG 1351 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: (718) 871-6866
BUILT SIDE BY SIDE (BOR GESHOMIM ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL)
Crown Heights Mikvah - CROWN HEIGHTS BADATZ 1506 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Tel: (718) 604-8787
BOR AL GABAI BOR (BOR GESHOMIM UNDER IMMERSION POOL)
Mikvah Divrei Chaim - RABBI AARON WIEDER, LINZER RAV 1249 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Tel: (718) 972-9678
SIDE BY SIDE (BOR GESHOMIM ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL)
Mikvah Israel Of Brighton - RABBI SIMPSON 245 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel: (718) 769-8599
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Mikvah Tahara of Cong. Yetev Lev Satmar - RABBI ISRAEL CHAIM MENASHE FRIEDMAN 212 East Williamsburg Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 387-9388
FULL HANDICAPPED FACILITY AVAILABLE MIKVAH OF WELL WATER, 72 PREP ROOMS, 6 MIKVAOS
Mikvah Nachlas Tzvi - RABBI MESHULIM HALBERSTAM 3210 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Tel: (718) 338-3545
DAILY, APPT. NECESSARY SHABBOS AND YOM TOV (SIDE BY SIDE, 2 OZTROS)
Mikvah Yisroel Of Flatbush - RABBI Y. TREIGER 1980 Avenue L, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Tel: (718) 258-7704
BOR HASHAKA AND BOR ZERIAH BUILT BOR AL GABAI BOR, (BOR GESHOMIM ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL), FULLY HANDICAPPED FACILITY AVAILABLE
Young Israel of Bedford Bay - RABBI YISROEL GORNISH AND RABBI TZVI FRIED 2114 Brown Street, Brooklyn, NY 11229
Tel: (718) 934-5081
SIDE BY SIDE, COMPLETELY RENOVATED AND BRAND NEW
Mikvah Directory - Long Island
North Shore Mikveh Association - RABBI DALE POLAKOFF 26 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023
Tel: (516) 487-2726e
BOR AL GABAI BOR AND SIDE BY SIDE
Mikveh Moshe - Mikveh at Great Neck - RABBI SHLOMO SHOUB 695 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck, NY 11023
Tel: (516) 466-4583
APPOINTMENT NEEDED SHABBOS AND YOM TOV, SIDE BY SIDE (BOR GESHOMIM ON SIDE OF IMMERSION POOL), BRAND NEW MIKVAH. PRIVATE ENTRANCE REAR/SIDE
Mikvah: Cong. South Shore - RABBI BICK, RABBI DAVID SCHREIBER 1156 Peninsula Blvd, Hewlett, NY 11557
Tel: (516) 569-5514
BOR AL GABAI BOR AND SIDE BY SIDE, BOR GESHOMIM AT THE SIDE AS WELL AS UNDER IMMERSION POOL
Long Beach Mikvah Society - RABBI CHAIM WAKSLAK 280 East Penn Street, Long Beech, NY 11561
Tel: (516) 897-4665
BOR AL GABAI BOR, PLEASE CALL TO VERIFY OPENING HOURS
Mikvah Association Of Oceanside - RABBIS BICK, SCHWARTZ, FREIDMAN 3397 Park Avenue, Oceanside, NY 11572
Tel: (516) 766-3242
SIDE BY SIDE
Mikvah Association of Long Island - RABBI ELAZAR WEISSMAN (Young Israel of Plainview) 97 Southern Parkway, Plainview, NY 11803
Tel: (516) 933-3215
SIDE BY SIDE, BOR HASHOKA, SEPARATE KEILIM MIKVAH
Mikvah Association of Long Island - RABBI YIRMIYAHU KATZ 80 Shore Road, Pprt Washington, NY 11050
Tel: (516) 315-3471
BOR AL GABAI BOR (BOR GESHOMIM UNDER IMMERSION POOL), BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, 24 HOURS NOTICE PLEASE
Mikvah Directory - New York City (NYC)
Mikvah at Jewish Women's Club - RABBI PRAGER 236 West 74 Street, NYC, NY 10024
Tel: (212) 579-2011
SIDE BY SIDE, BRAND NEW AND BEAUTIFUL, FULLY HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE WITH HYDRAULIC LIFT, OPEN NIGHTLY, APPOINTMENT NECESSARY FRIDAY NIGHT AND YOM TOV
Mikvah Of Lower East Side - RABBI JOSEPH SINGER, RABBI BEREL FEINSTEIN 313 E. Broadway, NYC, NY 10002
Tel: (212) 475-8514
OPEN NIGHTLY. APPOINTMENT NEEDED FOR SHABBOS AND YOM TOV
Mikvah Of Washington Heights - RAV GELLEY 4351 Broadway, NYC, NY 10033
Tel: (212) 923-1100
OPEN DAILY, APPOINTMENT NECESSARY FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS AND YOM TOV, 20-25 MINUTES AWAY FROM NEW ROCHELLE AND SCARSDALE NEWLY RENOVATED
Jacques And Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah - RABBI KRASNIANSKI 419 E 77th Street, NYC, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 359-2020
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