Mikvah Hours of Operation

Open nightly, by appointment only

(48-hours advance notice encouraged)

For appointments please call (303) 476-6818

WOMENS MIKVAH

  • Immersion $25
  • P.R.I.M.P Package $54
  • Kallah (Bride) $72
  • Conversion $180 (Per Person)
  • After normal hours $40
  • Extended stay 1 ½ hour plus $40

*A charge of $15 will be assessed for every 15 minutes late after appointment time booked*

MENS MIKVAH

For appointments please call (303) 220-7200

Ask for Men’s Mikvah Code

Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 am – 9:30 am ($5 recommended donation)

Friday and Erev Yom Tov, 5:30 am until 30 minutes before Candle Lighting

($10 recommended donation)

MIKVAH FOR THE IMMERSION OF VESSELS

Open daily 9 am-4pm : please call (303) 220-7200

9550 E. Belleview Ave. Greenwood Village CO 80111 303.220.7200 303.290.9191 (fax) info@aishdenver.com

MIKVAH

THE MIZEL COMMUNITY MIKVAH AT AISH DENVER

WHAT IS A MIKVAH?

The word Mikvah literally translates as collection, referring to a collection of water.  A kosher Mikvah is always connected to a natural source of water. The Mizel Community Mikvah utilizes an intricate system to accumulate and store fresh rain water which is used to fill our Mikvahs.

 

A Mikvah can be used for several purposes.

  • By Jewish women and men to achieve a change in spiritual status (explanation below).
  • As the final procedure for conversion into Judaism.
  • For utensils that are to be used for the preparation of Kosher food.

Immersing in a Mikvah has the power to spiritually change a person completely.  The Mikvah is often compared to a womb.  When a person immerses, it is as if he/she has momentarily returned to the womb to be reborn an entirely new person.

The natural water making up the Mikvah, is considered to be as close to G-d’s original creation as we can get.  Created before the earth itself, natural bodies of water are, innately, an unparalled medium for spiritual connection.  Immersion in a Mikvah is therefore a physical act that reconnects us to our Creator, returning us to a natural state of purity and clarity.

The concept of Mikvah is often misunderstood as being a process of cleansing something that has become dirty.  This is a very common misconception that has no basis in Jewish law and philosophy.  We learn that during Temple times, the Jewish High Priests (Kohein), were required to immerse in the Mikvah after going into the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur.  The Priest was obviously not defiled in any way by this tremendous privilege bestowed upon him.  His status was merely altered at the moment.  In order to regain his normal status, he had to immerse in the Mikvah.  So too, men and women undergo ritual immersion in order to achieve a change in spiritual status.  

Central to Jewish life is the use of the Mikvah in accordance with the Laws of Family Purity; a set of fundamental laws outlining a cycle of physical union and separation between husband and wife.  Viewed as one of Go-d’s greatest gifts to humanity, these laws are designed to preserve the close love between a husband and a wife, through a constant renewal and strengthening of their relationship with one another.