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Mikvah

The newly remodeled Cojab Mikvah (formerly known as the La Jolla Mikvah) is now open!  

The use of our mikvah is by appointment only and we kindly ask that all mikvah appointments be made 48 hours in advance, but we will always accommodate any requests as conveniently as possible.  We schedule on a first come first served basis and appointments are scheduled in 30-minute increments.  If you need a longer appointment, please be sure to request that in your message.  Please call our Mikvah at 858-535-1072 to schedule your appointment.

The cost to visit the mikvah is $30 per visit. We also offer an annual membership for $300.  We accept checks, credit cards and cash payments.  If you are paying with cash it is helpful to the mikvah attendant if you have the exact change.

Please note: Kallah/Bride Mikvah appointments vary in price and could be as high as $75, depending on the type of Mikvah visit you book.  For more information please speak with the Rebbetzin at 201-248-7316.

What is a Mikvah?

A mikvah is a ritual pool of water made of naturally collected rain water.  The main use of the mikvah today is by women after completion of their menstrual cycle.

The Torah teaches us that when a woman menstruates, a potential life has passed through her body.  Life, in each of its forms, contains kedusha (sanctity or holiness.) When kedusha is removed from a place, what’s left in its place is Tumah, or impurity. The way we cleanse impurity is through immersion in a mikvah. The waters of the mikvah are derived from rainwater which is water from a natural source.  These waters are like the waters of Creation and are akin to the amniotic fluid from which the world was created.  When a woman has experienced the loss of potential life she needs to be reconnected to the source of all life which was the creation of the world. Immersion in the mikvah removes her impurity, thus allowing her, through purity to reconnect to life, and to live-giving activities.

In the time of the Temple, mikvah was used by both men and women for different occasions of achieving ritual purity. Nowadays the main use for women is for nidus, menstruation, and for men, general purification.  Mikvaot are also used for conversions.  The Cojab Mikvah operates exclusively as a women’s mikvah.

 

The Cojab Mikvah

The Cojab Mikvah is housed in the same building as Congregation Adat Yeshurun, on the north side of the building.

We built our Mikvah with both privacy and safety in mind. The Mikvah’s pathway and entrance are separate from the main shul, on the left-hand side of the shul property when you are driving into the shul’s gates.

Due to increased security, you must schedule an appointment with the Mikvah attendant to ensure access to the facility.  Additionally, we have installed a camera along the pathway so that the Mikvah attendant can observe the women walking down the path. Women must be buzzed into the Mikvah. If husbands bring their wives to the Mikvah, we ask that they please park outside of the security gate on La Jolla Scenic Dr. N. and wait in the Shul parking lot to ensure modesty.

Thank you for your cooperation! Don’t forget to go over your Mikvah Checklist (please see tab).

 

Mikvah Appointments

To make an appointment: 858-535-1072.  To assist with scheduling we kindly ask that all mikvah appointments be made 48 hours in advance, but we will always accommodate any requests as conveniently as possible.  When you call the Mikvah telephone line please speak clearly and be sure to leave your name, phone number and the night you need an appointment. The Mikvah Attendant will return your call with your appointment time on the day of your appointment.

 

 

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782