The St. Louis Jewish community is invited to the chanukas habayis (dedication) of the newly renovated Staenberg Family Mikvah Building (Mikvah Shaindel Malkah) of St. Louis, located at 4 Millstone Campus Drive.
Festivities, which include a ribbon cutting, talks, refreshments and tours of the new mikvah, will get underway at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. The community event is open for women and men.
With the help of local philanthropist and developer Michael Staenberg, the former Sylvia Green Memorial Mikvah on the Millstone Campus got a $400,000 makeover and name change.
The mikvah is a Jewish ritual bath that caters to Orthodox families. Immersion in the mikvah also serves as a final step in the process of conversion to any stream of Judaism. Renovations included an overhaul of all three immersion pools as well as the addition of a new preparation room and more changing space. Staenberg agreed to fund half the cost of the renovation while members of the board of the mikvah were responsible to fundraise the rest. The new mikvah, which opened in 2020, is now called the Staenberg Family Mikvah.
Read more about the new mikvah from community leader Mimi David here. For more information about Sunday’s ceremony and the mikvah in general, contact [email protected]