Mysteries of the Mikvah

Ever wondered what a mikvah looks like up close and personal? You’re not alone. Every time I offer this class I get lots of Jews who grew up Jewish but never saw a mikvah. I’ve come to see this gathering as a community service!


Mysteries of the Mikvah
With Rabbi Gershon Albert
When people convert to Judaism they ‘go to the mikvah.’ What does that mean? The mikvah is a ritual pool where one immerses oneself in a spiritual ceremony that makes one a Jew. But what happens exactly? Will you be naked in front of people of the opposite sex? Join our own delightful Rabbi Albert and other curious individuals to see a real mikvah and find out what happens there. Rabbi Albert will cover other uses of the mikvah like koshering dishes, preparing for significant events, and the traditional Jewish ritual of family purity. You can ask anything, so come on over!

Date:   January 17, 2019
Time:   7:30 to 8:30pm
Place:   Beth Jacob, 3778 Park Blvd., Oakland
Free, but please let me know that you are coming by signing up here or emailing me at

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