Stories from Within: Rabbi Yaakov and Yael Jaffe
Updated: Jul 11, 2018
Maimonides Kehilla, Vaad Harababim, and Maimonides School
Why we support the new Boston mikvah:
When we think about the future of Judaism in New England - the most important resource to ensure our community is as vibrant ten, twenty years from now as it is today is the Daughters of Israel Mikvah. A community cannot exist without a mikvah.
Perhaps you have noticed that at least half - if not most - of the people you meet in the Boston Jewish community first came here as graduate students in their early married years, in their mid 20s or early 30s, and fell in love with our community and decided to stay. The mikvah is something young married couples benefit from regularly while in school here, and we welcome them to Boston by having an ideal mikvah experience. Their likelihood of staying in and strengthening our community instead of leaving New England depends on the experience at mikvah, and we need a new, state of the art mikvah in order to make that experience as inspiring as it can be. From that perspective, a welcoming mikvah is of vital strategic importance for the entire greater Boston Jewish Community.
The new Daughters of Israel mikvah is also a beacon of unity for our community. It is an opportunity and time that we can all come together in observance of a mitzvah, regardless of our cultural backgrounds or level or stream of Jewish observance. Daughters of Israel is the largest Mikvah that unites women across New England: opened for extended hours each night, open even without appointment, for women across the community along with visitors and guests.
Even if you have moved on elsewhere, please consider now as a time to pay the thoughtfulness of past generations - who built the original mikvah that may have benefited you - forward to the next generation. In this effort, you are ensuring that the Boston mikvah provides comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. This is a one-time capital campaign, creating a legacy and impact for decades to come.
Be a part of this journey, share with friends who have walked the path in Boston and support this important cause today by visiting https://www.newbostonmikvah.org/create-your-legacy.