Lexington Miqvah Foundation

Our mission is to build a small, attractive, egalitarian, kosher miqvah facility in the Central Kentucky area. We want to be able to enjoy the convenience of a local facility to observe mitzvot and to commemorate both private and public lifestyle events, broaden our spirituality, and connect with our ancestors in an unbroken line of observance stretching back to antiquity - and on into the future!

We wish to participate in the growing spiritual trend that is sweeping the nation to reclaim and reinvent one of Judaism's most ancient rituals - immersion in the miqvah - for contemporary spiritual use. We will teach about this resource for all men and women who are interested in new ways to express their individuality, and make the miqvah a sacred space that is open and accessible to all Jews including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Unaffiliated, and Secular, including those in the process of becoming Jews.

In order to fulfill this mission, we have these goals in mind:

1. Provide a welcoming, beautiful place for traditional and creative miqvah uses.
2. Foster new ceremonial uses for the miqvah relevant to the 21st century Jewish community.
3. Provide information and accessible hours for those observing the mitzvah of niddah.
4. Recognize and promote the unique interests of men and women in traditional and contemporary miqvah practice.
5. Provide educational resources (both classes and teaching materials) regarding the uses of the miqvah.
6. Secure the financial future of the facility by operating in a fiscally responsible manner and through such means as debt avoidance, annual fund, and endowment development.

The Bluegrass area has been without a community miqvah for many years now. Join the Lexington Miqvah Foundation in this historic opportunity to being both tradition and a modern spiritual practice back to the area.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A quick update on the last orthodox webinar.

Received by email:

BH

...Once again, over 500 viewers logged on from around the world to participate in Session V of our Six Part Series that aired this past Monday, January 20th, 27th of Shevat. Many who attended in person were Shluchos and visitors to the annual Kinos HaShluchos that ran over the weekend, so happy to be able to participate!

Here are some comments we have received:

”Amazing session tonight! Thanks for the
others as well! Gr8 refresher course!” Sara

“Thank you so much for posting the class online! It was so inspiring and great to be able to make dinner while listening to a shiur! You guys are doing amazing work! Can’t wait for the next one!” Zlata

“Thank you so much for this amazing refresher course!” Rozee

The Sixth and Final Session of our Six Part Review Series begins, Monday, February 27th, 4th of Adar, at 8:15-8:30PM, Eastern Standard Time, at the home of Rabbi Moshe and Faigy Rubashkin, 1349 President Street, Brooklyn, NY.

This sixth session features Keeping A Distance – The laws of Harchokos, presented by Mrs. Sara Morozow.

Here is the information needed to log onto the live feed and view the session on your own computer, if you are unable to attend in person. It is the same as the previous sessions. Once registered, you do not need to register again:

Link to log on page:
http://www.torahcafe.com/passkey2.php?vid=65006be27

Password (copy and paste):
49bd0e363

We are doing our best to make each session available for viewing on Mikvah.org as soon as possible for those who may have missed viewing the session via live feed. We understand that there are time zone differences and prior engagements that prevent viewing live.

Sessions I and II are now available online: Click here to view. We will notify you as soon as the next session is available online.

Please note that the live feed is currently not available on iPad or via telephone. Please email your questions to events@mikvah.org. Those that are not answered during the live feed will be answered later via email.

We hope you enjoy the session.

Taharas Hamishpacha International/Mikvah.org


As noted in the last post, the position of the Lexington Miqvah Society is that questions of whether or not to follow orthodox practice are an intensely personal decision and we respect everyone's spiritual journey. This link is given for educational purposes, because knowledge is always a good thing to have.

Shalom!

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