“The building of a mikvah takes precedence over building a shul, buying a sefer Torah and all other mitzvos.” Chafetz Chaim, Sefer Taharas Yisrael
Located on Brooklyn’s waterfront, Mill Basin was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But to its growing Jewish community, the biggest casualty was the loss of Mill Basin’s only mikvah, open for women on Friday nights and Yom Tov. The Mill Basin community desperately needs to raise $50,000 to rebuild its destroyed mikvah. Please contribute generously to the Mill Basin Mikvah Fund so that the reconstruction can begin immediately. Any additional funds raised will go toward the establishment of a full-service mikvah for the neighborhood.
Mikva bor filled with debris Mikva with debris
Mikva floor after pumping Mikva flooded with 6 feet of water
Mikvah waiting room Mikva room after pumping
Outer door buckled with force of surge Water line in mikva room near ceiling
Water line near top of door Damaged boiler & mikva maintenance equipment