Wednesday, May 25, 2022

(Courtesy of Englewood Mikvah) The Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss Mikvah of Englewood is excited to celebrate its fourth annual dinner event, which will be held on December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The Mikvah of Englewood, established in 2016, provides women of the expanding Bergen County communities the opportunity to fulfill the important mitzvah of family purity. In addition to offering services of ritual purity, the Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss Mikvah of Englewood is designed with the principles of modesty, privacy and sacredness in mind. With its beautiful design and hallways adorned with contemporary artwork, the mikvah creates a welcoming and spiritual environment for women to adhere to one of the foundational aspects of Jewish familial life. The mikvah itself features seven dressing rooms, including a large bridal room, two heated pools and a separate keylim mikvah. The Mikvah of Englewood was built with everyone in mind and there is an interior entrance for handicapped accessibility as well as a fully handicapped-accessible room.

On December 15, women from the Bergen County communities will come together to celebrate the Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss Mikvah of Englewood and its central role in religious law and life. Attendees of the event will also hear from guest speaker Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Glamour, Business Insider and other publications. She has taught journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women. Previously, she was the “Life” editor at the Forward and a reporter for Haaretz. She is a recipient of honors from the Atlantic, Moment, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and elsewhere. Chizhik-Goldschmidt does pastoral work alongside her husband, Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The Rebbetzin Peggy Gopin Weiss Mikvah of Englewood relies on the generosity of the community to bridge the gap between usage fees and their operating budget. We rely on and are grateful to the community for their support, which allows the mikvah to prosper and continue to offer services of ritual purity against the backdrop of a serene, spa-like experience. The organizing committee encourages all members of the Englewood, Tenafly and surrounding Bergen County communities to join us for this critically important and riveting evening. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Mikvah of Englewood and its invaluable place within Jewish life.

To register for the event or to make a donation please visit www.englewoodmikvah.org/event. Attendees of the event will be automatically entered into the event’s raffle. All raffle prizes are donated by members of our community.

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