Coming Soon: A Well-Endowed Mikvah
The Columbus Mikvah, where Jews take ritual baths to fulfill purity requirements, will soon be getting a makeover at a new location on East Main St, with more than half of the costs already committed. To assure proper long-term building upkeep, the Foundation will match contributions to the facility’s endowment, up to $100,000. Nowadays, mikvahs are used by broader constituents of Jewish life than in the past, including conversions. One online directory reports 118 newly-built mikvahs since 2000, ranging from modest to plush, with special bridal suites. Read more here.