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Preparing For The Mikveh

Before immersing in the Mikveh, we remove anything that would act as a barrier between the waters and ourselves. We enter the waters when we are physically clean. When immersing we must make sure that all of our body and hair is submerged. A Mikveh attendant of the same gender as the person immersing stands near the mikveh to make sure this occurs. We immerse once, say the appropriate blessings and then immerse twice more. Some may immerse a total of seven or even ten times depending on their own minhag (custom). The blessings are provided on a laminated sheet, which you may hold while in the water if you need to.
  • remove all jewelry
  • remove contact lenses
  • remove false teeth, bridges, etc.
  • shower or bathe
  • shampoo your hair but DO NOT use conditioner
  • clean all crevices
  • wash your ears
  • clean pierced ears, nose, etc.
  • clean the corners of your eyes
  • blow your nose
  • clean your navel
  • brush and floss your teeth
  • soften scabs and remove dried blood
  • wash your face
  • remove all make-up
  • check your knees, elbows and feet for dry or loose skin
  • remove all nail polish
  • remove acrylic nails
  • remove dirt from nails and cuticles
  • remove band-aids and any remaining adhesive
  • comb all hairs free of tangles
  • remove unattached loose hair
  • use the toilet

RECHECK yourself and shower again at the mikveh if your preparations are done at home.

Mikveh Blessings (will be provided on site):

The Mikveh
at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El

1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

[email protected]

Lori Cooper
Mikveh Director
MIKVEH HOURS for Women's Monthly Usage:

Monday - Thursday

January - February   8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
March - August          9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
September - December 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

All other daytime visits by appointment only.