Did you know that the first thing one should build in a Jewish community is a mikvah? This is before a school or synagogue or even buying a Sefer Torah.
Did you know that Boulder has a mikvah? Ten years ago, Rabbi Israel and Golda-Rochel Rosencrantz had a mikvah built attached their home and made it available to the entire community. It is undoubtably one of the most beautiful mikvahs in the world, with warm lighting and tilework that creates a sense being surrounded by the mountains.
Mikvah is one of the three mitzvot in Judaism that is spiritually associated with the Imahot – Sarah, Rebbeca, Rachel and Leah. It is the mitzvah that rests solely on women.
In addition to providing the physical space for women to perform this mitzvah, the Boulder Mikvah will serve as a wellspring of community events for women. Currently the Boulder Mikvah is planning a spa event for the fall/winter season, with details to be announced.
The community has come together to support the Boulder community mikvah and its board is grateful for recent financial support from the Allied Jewish Federation and the Boulder Jewish Community Foundation.
In preparation for the Holy Day of Yom Kippur it is a custom to immerse in a mikvah as spiritual preparation. The Boulder Mikvah is open for both women and men for Erev Yom Kippur immersions, September 25. Please bring your own towel.
- Women’s erev Yom Kippur hours: 8-10 am.
- Men’s erev Yom Kippur hours: 12:30-1:30 pm.
$25 suggested donation. For more information, please call the mikvah at 303-313-9055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org