One of the great things about Chabad Center for Jewish Life is that everyone feels welcome, like part of a large, extended family, as we celebrate our heritage together and support one another.

Introducing the NEW Merrick-Bellmore
COMMUNITY MIKVAH

In conjunction with the Mikvah Committee of Merrick-Bellmore, Chabad Center for Jewish Life is constructing a Community Mikvah. A Mikvah is one of the most important and vital institutions for any community. The pristine, fully-modern Community Mikvah will combine practical beauty with innate spirituality, allowing for an experience that is private, relaxing, rejuvenating, and uplifting. The Mikvah opens a connection to eternal Jewish spirituality, and gives the gift of purity and transcendence to the individual, the community, and the Jewish people as a whole.

What is a mikvah?
A mikvah is a ritual bath used for immersion in fulfillment of numerous Jewish commandments. The most important and prevalent use of the mikvah is by brides and married women. The Mikvah creates a transformation from the everyday world to the realm of the sublime and spiritual. For thousands of years, Jews have turned to the Mikvah for renewal and purification. The rituals involved in family purity add unmatched dimensions of sanctity, holiness, and unity to the marital relationship.


Spirituality & Tradition:

Holiday Celebrations
Holiday Celebrations, including holiday services, events, feasts and parties, give us a chance to connect as a community and really live our heritage together.

Adult Education & Study Hall
Chabad offers a variety of intellectually stimulating lectures, courses and ongoing classes for adults at all levels of learning seeking to expand their Jewish horizons, through formal study casual interactive sessions.

Life Cycle Events
Through all the twists and turns of life, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life is always there to guide community members through the Jewish way of celebrating and marking each occasion – births, Brit Mila, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Weddings, and more. In addition to officiating at the functions, we also serve as teacher, friend and guide, helping make the appropriate arrangements every step of the way, and sharing insights that make the experience more meaningful and fulfilling.

Judaica Center
Visitors can drop off mezuzas or tefillin to be checked, buy new ones, and inquire about various ritual articles at the Center for Jewish Life.