We hope this letter finds you safe and healthy, as we enter the Yomim Noraim.
The West Orange Mikvah plays a unique role in our community. Just as we daven during the Yamim Noraim as one large community, so too does the Mikvah unite us as one large community dedicated to maintaining the sanctity of taharat mishpacha, the laws of family purity. Our mikvah is also a place where people come for rebirth, to begin their life anew by converting to Judaism.
The West Orange Mikvah is not affiliated with any shul in the community. This means we must fundraise on our own. We are so grateful to the 95 community members who have donated to our mikvah this year! Your donations have brought $35,000 to the mikvah! Additionally, we have earned $9,000 through fees paid through mikvah conversions.
Our operating budget, however, is $75,000 a year. That leaves us $30,000 short of the money we need to operate the mikvah in 2023!
We need everyone in the community to support this vital resource.
Please consider giving a minimum of $100, $180, $360, $540 or $1,000 towards membership or our Rosh Hashanah Campaign.
Rosh Hashana Campaign
If you would prefer to pay by check, please make checks payable to "Essex County Ritualarium" and send to c/o Silverman, 27 Greenwood Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052.
The West Orange Mikvah also has dedication opportunities which we would be more than happy to discuss. One dedication opportunity includes sponsoring one month of free mikvah usage. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email our mikvah team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ketiva Ve Chatima Tova, Le Shana Tova U’ Metuka!
!כתיבה וחתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה
Sara Krauss Braverman & Nina Taub Horowitz, Co-Presidents