The Crown Heights Keilim Mikvah located near the former Sterling Electronics has been renovated and will reopen to the public this coming week. A new system will ensure safety and cleanliness.
By Anash.org reporter
The Crown Heights Keilim Mikvah located near the former Sterling Electronics has been renovated and will reopen to the public this coming week.
For many years, the Mikvah serviced the Crown Heights community, before closing down a number of years ago. Located in the alleyway off of Kingston Ave. between Carroll and Crown Streets, the Mikvah is conveniently located in the center of Crown Heights.
In recent weeks, Crown Heights resident Mendy Rendler has been working on renovating the Mikvah, making it usable again, for the benefit of the whole community.
As part of the renovations, the old water was emptied out and the actual Mikvah was cleaned. A new channel was built on the roof to collect the rainwater with new pipes leading to the Mikvah. The outside walls of the Mikvah were painted as well.
“Just as we were putting the finishing touches, the recent snowstorms brought us all the fresh new water we need for the Mikvah,” Rendler said.
The Mikvah will be under the ongoing supervision of Harav Avrohom Osdoba, and checked and maintained by Mendy Rendler.
As part of the new operations of the Mikvah, an innovative system will keep the area secure and clean. A credit card system will be used to open the doors of the Mikvah, which will remain locked otherwise.
“Using the Mikvah is free, but the system is in place to ensure people don’t park in the alley or leave trash,” Rendler said.
When opening the Mikvah, the system will place a $30 hold on the credit card used. If a car is parked in the alley, or any packaging, boxes or trash is left in the alley, the $30 charge will remain. Similarly, if one leaves the door open, he will be charged $30. Otherwise, the charge will be removed.
“A special thank you goes to a group of individuals who put in time and effort to make the project happen,” Rendler said.
Rabbi MM Gluckowsky
Eli Cohen, Vaad Hakohol
R’ Eliezer Schapiro
Mrs. Chaya Pinson, from Totally Her
Jack Bart, Esq