By COLlive reporter
In time for Yud Aleph Nissan, on which thousands come to the Rebbe‘s resting place in Cambria Heights in Queens to mark his birthday, a nearby Mikvah is reopening.
Mikvah Yisroel on 224-16 Francis Lewis Blvd., which had been closed for several months by order of the city of New York, is now open to the public once again.
“After many months of hard work, Baruch Hashem we have managed to obtain all the necessary permits, including a certificate of occupancy,” notified Rabbi Gedalya Shemtov, Director of the Shluchim Office which owns the house.
He thanked Mr. Sholom Laine and Mr. Bentzion Turk who assisted with the costs.
The original construction of Mikvah Yisroel was done thanks to contributions from Rabbi Sholom Duchman, Yossi Duchman, Lev Leviev, Levi Mochkin, Rabbi Yitzchok Raitport and several others.
Mikvah Yisroel is located at the side entrance of 224-16 Francis Lewis Blvd, a minute’s walk from Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch and is open 24 hours.
A second Mikvah serving Lubavitchers and Ohel visitors is located around the block and run by Rabbi Abba Refson.
Bentzion, welcome to the big leauges. once Gedalya Shemtov thanks you – you made it.
it was empty in there when I went erev shabbos – I was wondering what was going on….
Didn’t there used to be a glass wall around the perimeter of the mikveh? I sort of remember people hanging their towels on the metal railing that ran along top of it.
Am I imagining?
pls make the mikfa bigger
its a shame that the proper permits and certificate of occupancy were not obtained when it was originally opened. Oy! When will we learn.
they are both on francis lewis
yshar koach to all who are involved!