On Sunday, April 14, over 300 people from various communities and representing a wide spectrum of Jews gathered for the Chanukas Habayis Dedication Ceremony of Mikveh Yisrael of New Hyde Park. The only mikveh in Northeast Queens, Mikveh Yisrael is located on the grounds of the Young Israel of New Hyde Park at 264-15 77th Avenue, in New Hyde Park, NY. The mikveh will service not only the local community, but anyone needing to fulfill the mitzvah of taharat hamishpacha, including those visiting relatives at nearby North Shore LIJ Hospital. A keilim mikveh is part of the completed mikveh and was already in use for Pesach.
The audience was addressed by Lawrence Barth, Mikveh Yisrael Chairman; Rabbi Meir Bilitzky, Rabbi Lawrence Teitelman, and President David Rouhani of Young Israel of New Hyde Park; Rabbi Yati Weinreb and Rabbi Yitzchok Bistritzky of Mikvah USA, a Brooklyn-based organization that assisted with the project; Rabbi Bini Maryles, Associate Executive Director of the National Council of Young Israel; NYS Assemblyman David Weprin; Stuart Appel, in whose parents’ memory the building is to be named; Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudas Yisroel of America, and keynote speaker Rabbi Yaakov Perlow – the Novominsker Rebbe and Rosh Agudas Yisroel of America.
For more information about the mikveh or to arrange an appointment, please call 718-343-0496.