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Mikvah

Beth Tikvah is a very proud partner synagogue of the Toronto Community Mikvah (TCM), located in Thornhill. The TCM is the only pluralistic kosher mikvah in Toronto, welcoming Jews by-birth and by-choice from across the denominational spectrum.

Ritual immersion in the mikvah is an ancient Jewish tradition. Jewish law requires immersion of post-menstrual women, brides and converts to Judaism. Priests also immersed before Temple rituals, and some men before Shabbat and Yom Kippur. Today the mikvah is still used for conversions and brides, but can also be used to mark milestones or important life-cycle events. Some use ritual immersion as part of their grieving process, or to help heal after emotional or physical trauma as well. The TCM provides a sacred space for new and traditional immersion rituals, and is open to both men and women.

Appointments are required all those wishing to use the mikvah. Those interested should contacyardena@bethtikvahtoronto.org.

Wed, 20 October 2021 14 H̱eshvan 5782