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Mysteries of the Mikvah

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2019.

Mikvah-in-HebronWhen people convert to Judaism they ‘go to the mikvah.’ What does that mean? The mikvah is a ritual pool where one immerses oneself in a spiritual ceremony that makes one a Jew. But what happens exactly? Will you be naked in front of people of the opposite sex? Join our own delightful Rabbi Albert and other curious individuals to see a real mikvah and find out what happens there. Rabbi Albert will cover other uses of the mikvah like koshering dishes, preparing for significant events, and the traditional Jewish ritual of family purity. You can ask anything, so come on over!


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursday, January 17
7:30 - 8:30 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jan 17 7:30 PM–8:30 PM Thu Beth Jacob Oakland Rabbi Gershon Albert


Beth Jacob Congregation

3778 Park Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94610



Rabbi Gershon Albert

Rabbi Gershon AlbertRabbi Gershon Albert was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. After becoming observant in his teens, he studied at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and earned a BA from Yeshiva University and Semicha from RIETS. Rabbi Albert and his wife Meira (Tirschwell) Albert have served as senior rabbi and rebbetzin of Congregation Beth Jacob Congregation since 2014. They pride themselves on the synagogue's diverse membership, communal warmth, and spiritual and intellectual engagement with Torah, Tefillah, and Gemilut Chasadim. Rabbi Albert is passionate about inspiring community members to taking the next step in their Jewish journeys by sharing Torah that is intellectually stimulating, committed to Halacha, open and embracing to Jews of all backgrounds, and engages in the nexus between tradition and modern life. Rabbi Albert shares many of his classes on Facebook - if anyone is interested in learning more with him, they can follow him at: https://www.facebook.com/rabbigershonalbert