By COLlive reporter
For years, the many observant women in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights have been dealing with the fact that there is only one local Mikvah.
As close to 40 women visit the long-standing Mikvah on Albany Avenue on an average night, the community watched how in other cities and neighborhoods newer and more pleasant ones were being built.
The new initiative by members of the Bais Shmuel Shul, a second Mikvah on the corner of Troy and Lefferts Avenues, will surely be met with much excitement.
Dedicated to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson OBM, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the construction is said to be completed on her 109th birthday – 25th of Adar, 5770 (2010).
The planned Mikvah will include 2 ritual baths and 16 pleasant preparation rooms.
This past Shabbos, the Shul’s Rabbi Yossi Jacobson related: Moshe Pinson, founder and president of the Shul, needed $101,000 for purchasing the lot. He went to the Rebbe’s Ohel and in the entrance room of Ohel Chabad Lubavitch in Cambria Heights a JEM video was playing where the Rebbe talked about the 101st birthday of the Rebbetzin.
Pinson later returned to Crown Heights and met a wealthy friend on Kingston avenue. After hearing the plan, the man quickly promised a large donation to the cause.
“We saw the Rebbe’s bracha in every step,” Dudi Farkash, a Gabbai at the Shul, told COLlive. “I can confirm a piece of property was purchased.”