Congregation Beth Jehudah Mikvah Association 2016/5776
The mission of the Association is to enable women to perform the mitzvah of Mikvah in a comfortable, safe and spiritually nurturing environment.
The CBJ Mikvah Association is comprised of women from the community under the guidance of Rabbis Michel and Benzion Twerski, shlita.
If you have any questions or comments, please call Mikvah Association members:
Mrs. Dana Becker (414) 837-8496
Dr. Miriam Guttman (414) 344-8788
Mrs. Deborah Ordan (414) 444-8608
Mikvah Appointment Phone Number: (Please call three days in advance)
Mikvah Cell Phone Number:
October – March: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Summer: One half hour after actual candle lighting time until 10:30 pm
Friday night, Yom Tov, Motzei Shabbos, Motzei Yom Tov: By appointment only.
Mikvah use is $20.00 per visit, or $200.00 Mikvah membership per year. Payment in cash or check (made out to: CBJ Mikvah) is expected the night of use, unless it is Shabbos, or unless the woman has paid for membership. Some women have special arrangements with the Mikvah and may pay a reduced fee or no fee at all.
Friday night and Yom Tov fees are the same price as during the week. Please don’t forget to mail in your payment or pay at your next regular visit.
As always, any woman is welcome to use the Mikvah facilities even if she cannot afford full payment. All special arrangements are kept confidential.
Rabbi M. Twerski and Rabbi Senderovic both answer bedika/garment shailas.
Rabbi M. Twerski will accept shailos at the Shul or at the Rabbi’s home.
Rabbi Senderovic will accept shailos at the Kollel using the following procedure:
Place the bedika/garment in an envelope including a phone number for Rabbi Senderovic to call to respond to the shaila. A woman may include her name, but it is not necessary. Write “Rabbi Senderovic” on the outside of the envelope and drop it in the Kollel mailbox. If the shaila is on a garment that is to be returned, the husband should coordinate retrieval of the garment from Rabbi Senderovic at the Kollel.
Should you need to speak with Rabbi Senderovic:
During the week: (414) 873-4398 (the Kollel voice mail is checked frequently) erev Shabbos: (414) 445-7831 (the Rav’s home phone)
Contact Rabbi Schlussel, (414) 745-5356 or Rabbi Chaim Twerski, (414) 758-4882 for a referral if you cannot reach the above Rabbeim.
Security and Safety
One of our main goals is your security. We have enacted a number of security procedures in order to accomplish this.
Please work with your mikvah attendant to achieve your maximum security.
Enter through the CBJ front entrance (highly advised by Rav Michel Twerski). Let your attendant know in advance and she will clear the shul area for you.
Call the mikvah cell phone from your car (414) 758-7525 and she will watch you come in through the alley entrance. Both directions of the east/west alley are under security camera surveillance.
The Mikvah employs a security guard for Friday and Yom Tov nights.
The security guard will accompany the attendant to and from shul, guard the alley entrance, and will be available to escort mikvah clients back to their homes.
It’s also a good idea to carry a jogger’s alarm.
Privacy of the women who use our Mikvah is of utmost importance. We know there continue to be issues with men lingering outside the shul after davening, when women are arriving for their appointments. Rabbi Twerski has spoken to the men about this concern. Please remind your husbands and sons to leave the shul grounds immediately after davening.
REMINDER: If husbands are dropping off or picking up their wives for their appointment, they MAY NOT wait in the alley!! They can park either on Burleigh or by the 51st Blvd. alley entrance. This should be cleared with the attendant before hand because of other Mikvah users’ privacy. This will allow for appropriate scheduling.