This evening, a parlor meeting will be held to raise fund for a new Mikvah, in memory of Shalvah Dershowitz A’H. The Dershowitz family has partnered up with Mikvah USA to dedicate a new Mikvah in Center City Pennsylvania, which will be named ‘Mikvah Mei Shalvah’. Residents of the city have previously proposed building a local Mikvah for the vibrant community which has over 1000 Jewish families, but the project has failed due to a lack of funds. The nearest Mikvah to the city is a 35 minute drive.
Mrs. Shalvah Dershowitz, a young mother of 2, passed away in September following a lengthy illness.
The parlor meeting will be held at the home of Yehudah Dershowitz, 105 N. Crest in West Gate at 8:00 p.m.
How about another mikvah in Lakewood, There is a tremendous shortage here!
To pee chachom: you are not that smart. If this alman and his family decided to dedicate a mikvah in philadelphia, then they must have a good reason to and you should not question their intentions. The tzar that they have gone through over the past few years is unbearable and it is wrong for a chachom to add to their pain.
Where in Lakewood is there a 35 minute drive to a mikva?
It doesn’t even begin to compare.
Think before you speak.
In lakewood there is a mikva in walking distance to every neighborhood
to number 4
not during the week
may this be a zechs for her alleady holy neshama
may this be an aliyah for shalva a wonderful person who is truly missed…..
There aren’t 1000 families in the entire Philadelphia area, and certainly not in Center City Philadelphia. Furthermore, there is a newly renovated/refurbished mikvah in NE Philly (coincidentally, much of the funds came from Mikvah USA) only 20 minutes from Center City, and the Western Mikvah is also only 20 minutes away. Certainly this is farther than acceptable in the Ir HaTorah of Lakewood, but not unreasonable!
-A native Philadelphian still living in PA
Why is everyone jumping on #1. I dont think he was refering specifcally to this case, I think he was merely bringing up a valid point and that is that its a nice thing to out and help an out of town community but this town as it grows also needs some more mikvahs. and its not only about distance its also about accomodating the large amount of people that have to use the facilities, and so I think his point is well taken.
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