Space Coast Groundbreaking Launches Mikvah Project

Florida’s Space Coast witnessed a momentous occasion as Chabad held the groundbreaking ceremony for their new mikvah. Until now, the closest Mikvah was located over 90 miles away in Daytona Beach 

Florida’s Space Coast witnessed a momentous occasion on Sunday, June 4, as Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts held the groundbreaking ceremony for their new mikvah. The event marked a significant milestone for the community, which has long awaited a local mikvah to serve its needs. With the closest mikvah located over 90 miles away in Daytona Beach, and limited access to the south, this new facility will bring immense convenience and spiritual fulfillment to the area.

The campaign to establish a local mikvah was not without its challenges, but thanks to the tremendous support received during the Space Raise 72 hours crowdfunding campaign, the project launch was made possible. The community rallied together, recognizing the importance of having a nearby mikvah for women and couples observing the laws of family purity.

Rabbi Zvi and Shulamit Konikov, directors of Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts, addressed the enthusiastic crowd at the groundbreaking ceremony. They emphasized the vital role a mikvah plays in the Jewish community, serving as a place of spiritual renewal and connection. Rabbi Konikov explained, “A mikvah is more than just a physical structure; it is a sacred space that fosters purity, renewal, and growth. Its presence will enhance our community’s spiritual journey and strengthen our connection to Jewish tradition.”

The event was also addressed by local shluchim Rabbi Mendel and Chaya Osdoba as well as local community members and supporters.

In addition to the groundbreaking ceremony, the event provided an opportunity for the community to explore other aspects of Chabad’s offerings. An open house was held for the upcoming summer program, Camp Gan Israel, and Torah Academy, the local Brevard community school located on the same premises. Families had the chance to learn more about these educational and enriching opportunities. The event organizers also took great care to ensure that families and children were engaged and entertained throughout the day. A range of activities was available, including a petting zoo, bungee jumping, and face painting, all of which brought smiles to the faces of the young attendees.

The overwhelming response to the groundbreaking event was a testament to the importance of having a local mikvah in the Space & Treasure Coast area. Over 400 people attended, reflecting the excitement and anticipation that has surrounded this project. The sense of unity and shared purpose was palpable as individuals from various backgrounds came together to celebrate this significant step forward. As construction progresses, the community eagerly awaits the completion of this transformative project, a symbol of the growth of Yiddishkeit in Brevard County.

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Photos: Chavi Dubinsky (Captured by Chavi)

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