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Preparing For The Mikveh

Before immersing in the Mikveh, one removes anything that would pose a barrier between the water and the body. Prior to entering the water, one bathes or showers. 

To prepare spiritually for the Mikvhe, we offer spiritual readings, prayers and mediations prior to immersion. Some bring their own readings while others simply sit in quiet reflection. 
  • Remove all jewelry
  • Remove contact lenses
  • Remove false teeth, bridges, etc.
  • Remove all make-up
  • Remove all nail polish
  • Remove acrylic nails
  • Remove dirt from nails and cuticles
  • Remove band-aids and any remaining adhesive
  • 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
  • Check your knees, elbows and feet for dry or loose skin
  • Comb your hair 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.