Mikveh Mania Loyter Joanes

Regulations for the use of the Mikveh  

A - Considerations

After a long period of time without the existence of a Mikveh, the Jewish Community of Lisbon is now equipped to provide this service to a great number of its members, thus permitting those who wish to use it to live Judaism in its plenitude.

The rules for the use of the Mikveh have been established, after consultation with the Rabbi and his wife.

The Board of Directors of the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL) has the prerogative to change or revise these rules, if necessary.

B – Responsibility

1 – The responsibility for the supervision and the management for the use of the Mikveh, and its ritual, has been attributed to the Rabbi of this Community. The Rabbi may delegate these duties to who he considers appropriate at any time, and for the time period he considers necessary. This delegation of duties may be changed at any moment.

2 – The Board of Directors of the Jewish Community of Lisbon (CIL) is responsible for the management of the Mikveh. The Board may delegate, in one or more, of its members the duties of its executive management.

  1. a) All items to be placed in the Mikveh must be previously authorized by the Board’s executive manager(s).
  2. b) The purchase of all items, or eventual donations by members of the Community, must be coordinated through the Board member(s) with executive responsibility for the Mikveh, in order to avoid duplications and/or shortages of materials.
  3. c) The coordination mentioned above is required in order to maintain uniformity of all materials used.

          C – RULES FOR THE USE OF THE MIKVEH

1 - Scheduling of appointments

The scheduling of an appointment for the use of the Mikveh, and for the koshering of utensils, is required. This appointment must be made with a minimum of two days in advance.

        The scheduling of appointments should be made as follows:

  • With the Rabbi, for the use of the Mikveh by Men, and for the koshering of utensils;
  • With the Rabbi’s wife for the use of the Mikveh by Ladies.

To make an appointment, please call to 93 702 9191 (by voice or sms) , send email to mikve@cilisboa.org,

or contact the regular telephone number of CIL’s office.http://www.cilisboa.org/abt_contact.htm

2 – Timetable for Use

  1. a)    Ladies

The use of the Mikveh by Ladies will always be at night, after “Tzet Hakochavim”.

The daily schedule may accommodate between 2 and 4 different appointments, according to the time of the year, and the timing of “Tzet Hakochavim”.

The length of time for the use of the Mikveh premises for each appointment is 40 to 60 minutes. This timing may be adjusted, if scheduling of other appointments does not interfere.

  1. b)     Brides

Brides may schedule the appointment for the use of the Mikve during daytime, for a maximum period of 90 minutes.

Brides will always be given priority in scheduling and use of the Mikveh.

  1. c)     Men

The use of the Mikveh by Men will always be in the morning.

The length of time for the use of the Mikveh premises for each appointment is 40 to 60 minutes. This timing may be adjusted, if scheduling of other appointments does not interfere.

  1.  d)     Koshering of utensils

The schedule for the koshering of utensils is Monday through Wednesday, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

3 – Space Access

 Access to all technical areas is strictly forbidden by users of the Mikveh.

Only people responsible for its management, or CIL employees, are permitted to access the technical areas.

            Under no circumstance, the water reservoirs are allowed to be opened without the presence of at least one additional person to observe this procedure.

4 – Miscellaneous

  1. a) Users are responsible to bring with them all personal hygiene products needed, as well as a towel.
  2. b) The use of anti-skid rubber soled slippers is mandatory in all areas of the Mikveh, except inside the pool.
  3. c) In case needed, CIL may provide necessary items a user may need. In some cases, a fee may be applied.

 5 – Fees

            The payment fee for use of the Mikveh will be charged according to the price list attached.

The Board of Directors

PRICE LIST
         
  CIL´S MEMBERS NON MEMBERS AND VISITORS
RITUAL BATH 12 €   20 €  
KOSHERING OF UTENSILS 5 €   10 €  

To make an appointment, please call to 93 702 9191 (by voice or sms) , send email to mikve@cilisboa.org,

or contact the regular telephone number of CIL’s office.http://www.cilisboa.org/abt_contact.htm

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