A spiritual building known as a Mikvah in hebrew is being built for Jewish people to use in Myrtle Beach.
It’s the first in the state of South Carolina that will house a separate section for men and one for woman in the same building.
“In the bible it talks about the Mikvah, which is a pool of rainwater or spring water that is used in order to deep and wash to purify,” said Rabbi Doron Aizenman.
“I think the rabbi who sent us here 28 years ago had a vision. And he always said you have to aim where the community is going to be rather of when it’s here now,” said Aizenman.
Rabbi Aizenman said this 2 story building is a sign that the future of Myrtle Beach will continue to grow in diversity. And this Mikvah will help introduce a new element of Jewish tradition to the community.
“I think that learning is our best tool of preparation for a perfect world. A world of peace, a world that will allow all the colors to unite to a beautiful rainbow and picture. And when people learn about each others customs and traditions they get to appreciate it and it goes to create unity and peace,” said Aizenman.
As young students play in the yard of the Chabad school of Myrtle Beach, they see a building in the distance, a sign of growth for years to come.
The rabbi said they expect another year of construction before the Mikvah is complete.