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Brooklyn, NY - IN PHOTOS: Park Slope Celebrates Grand Opening Of First Kosher 'Mikvah"

Published on: May 1, 2013 08:28 PM
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Attendees of the grand-opening ceremony on a walk-through tour of the recently completed Park Slope mikvah. April 29 2013. Photo Eli WohlBrookln, NY - Dozens of members from the Orthodox community of Park Slope gathered Monday to attend the ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of the William and Betty Katz Center for Jewish Life which now houses Park Slope’s first ‘mikvah.’

DNAinfo.com (http://bit.ly/131bWn2) is reporting that the 15th Street building now features a women’s mikvah, replete with elegant lighting, candles and a trickling waterfall on a subterranean level, as well as a men’s mikvah on the first floor.

Guests said that it is always worthy of a “big” celebration whenever a mikvah is built because it means more couples are getting married and starting families.

“it means we are thriving,” said one guest.

Photo credit: Eli Wohl

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A view of 15th Street, where the new Park Slope Mikvah is located. (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)A view of 15th Street, where the new Park Slope Mikvah is located. (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)
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The Men's Mikvah (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)The Men’s Mikvah (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)
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One of the Rabbi Jacob J Hecht hospitality suites. (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)One of the Rabbi Jacob J Hecht hospitality suites. (Credit: Eli Wohl/VIN News)


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 May 01, 2013 at 08:40 PM enlightened-yid Says:

This looks very impressive in terms of style. But is this a Mikvah only or some small hotel? I never heard about bed rooms in mikvahs before.

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 May 01, 2013 at 08:42 PM Yidaleh Says:

now that is a nice Mikvah
Happy to see everyone (Chabad with other chasidim) doing their part to help Klal Yisroel to fulfill this most important Mitzvah.

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:07 PM my2cence Says:

OMG!! Wow!! I would forget to come out!!

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:26 PM Yitzchok Says:

What a beautiful mikveh, Hashem should bless the donors and rabbi Hecht for all the hard work and money that went into this beautiful edifice.

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:41 PM CSLMoish Says:

Kudos to the Wolhendler family may this be a blessing for the neshamos of our uncle and grandfather

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:47 PM CSLMoish Says:

The bedrooms are hospitality suites for Methodist hospital

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM jewess1234 Says:

wow beautiful mikvah and hospitality suites!! I spy Elyon Systems! Great job!

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:05 PM Anonymous Says:

beatiful

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:09 PM mewhoze Says:

absolutely stunning. may everyone use it in good health and may the donors have much mazel and bracha and hatzlacha

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Kol hakovod to all the donors to this project. I suspect they are going to get lots of customers from BP and Willy where many of the mikvahs, while technically kosher, still look like and smell like something of out of a third world bath house.

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 May 01, 2013 at 10:39 PM Reb Yid Says:

Beautiful. But why do you need separate men's and women's mikvaos? It's not like they're using them at the same time of day.

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 May 01, 2013 at 09:35 PM Aryeh Says:

Reply to #1  
enlightened-yid Says:

This looks very impressive in terms of style. But is this a Mikvah only or some small hotel? I never heard about bed rooms in mikvahs before.

There is a men's mikveh also. One Stop Shopping!

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 May 01, 2013 at 11:15 PM a yid Says:

and thanks for the famos organization mikvausa for taking a big part in helping finish this mikvah

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 May 01, 2013 at 11:34 PM jack-l Says:

Reply to #11  
Reb Yid Says:

Beautiful. But why do you need separate men's and women's mikvaos? It's not like they're using them at the same time of day.

r u kidding me.
in case u never noticed the women have a very different interpretation then men of what constituts a clean bathroom ... a big kal vechomer a womans mikva.
pls dont take this the wrong , no offense meant but i dont think you are u married and certainly dont have any daughters.though i have been wrong before.

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 May 01, 2013 at 11:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
Aryeh Says:

There is a men's mikveh also. One Stop Shopping!

It avoids the uncomfortable risk of men and women meeting there and provides security to all that this is an impossibility. Friday afternoon and erev Yom tov the facilities are used by both, although not necessarily the same areas. And they need separate preparation areas regardless. Separate everything is definitely the right choice. And I'm not even discussing erev Yom Kippur.

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 May 02, 2013 at 08:05 AM Rut24 Says:

With all due respect, the Williamsburg mikvah is a nice one. I have used it when I lived there. I have seen a mikvah that needs renovation, but not in Williamsburg.

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 May 02, 2013 at 09:23 AM Rut24 Says:

Actually no, I go to a public mikvah and used to live out of NY state and I saw mikvah in worse condition so I do know what I am saying.

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 May 02, 2013 at 09:35 AM FBF37 Says:

I believe there is a halachah issue for men and womens mikva. Please do not quote me as I can be wrong here. But I believe a womens mikva the water has to be all or mostly rain water. A mens mikva has to be rain water but can also have be filled with a nice amount of faucet water when the water goes down. So yes men can use a womens mikva but a women cannot use a mens mikva.

As everyone else pointed out already there is just common sense reasoning as to why there are two different mikva's.

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 May 02, 2013 at 07:25 PM BLONDI Says:

Reply to #6  
CSLMoish Says:

The bedrooms are hospitality suites for Methodist hospital

So where is the location of both places? Is it all one building?

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