Louisiana’s Community Mikvah
Louisiana’s Community Mikvah Fundraising Continues
A dream of the New Orleans Jewish Community since Hurricane Katrina is about to become a reality.
The Board of the Louisiana Community Mikvah consists of representatives from all the congregational communities of Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge, including Chabad, Conservative, Orthodox and Reform approaches to Judaism. In Jewish tradition, natural flowing, living water is needed for a variety of purposes. By capturing rainwater and combining it with tap water you create a mikvah.
This mikvah will serve all Jews to meet the traditional and contemporary purposes of immersion:
- An inviting sacred space to fulfill the monthly mitzvah of immersion
- A welcoming environment for converts to Judaism
- A venue for new and creative uses of mikvah for healing rituals, spiritual wholeness, life cycle events and transitional moments
A $1 million campaign is underway to build the mikvah and provide an Operations Fund, which will help to ensure the future, once the mikvah is built. To date, two thirds of that goal has been reached especially with the major sponsorship from the Oscar J. Tolmas Foundation.
Your Terumah-gift will make this dream a reality!
“And these are the gifts that you shall accept from them: gold, silver, copper, blue, purple and crimson yarns.” – Exodus 25:3
Donations to the Louisiana Community Mikvah go through the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana…
- By mail: 1 Galleria Blvd, Suite 1040, Metairie, LA 70001
- Online: https://Jefno.org/giving/give-now/; Select “Donor Fund” and enter “LA Mikvah”
- By phone: 504-524-4559