What Is a Mikvah?

A mikvah is a pool of naturally occurring water used for ritual cleansing in Judaism. Historical mikvahs were often underground streams, wells or specially crafted rain cisterns. In modern times, the mikvah often consists of several pools, with the rainwater touching pools of tap water, conferring their natural status on them as well. This allows for a clean, pleasant (and warm!) mikvah.

In recent decades, mikvahs have become increasingly beautiful, offering a serene and enjoyable experience. In addition to the actual mikvah pool, there are often showers, baths and everything else a person may need to get ready for the mikvah.

For appointments or more information please call Aidel Zaklos at 707-628-5508 or via email at [email protected].