Message from Rabbi Botton:
The Nahar Shalom Mikva Project
Nahar Shalom, a community, a kollel, a school and a synagogue, after years of negotiation, now has the incredible opportunity to build a much needed Mikva to serve the entire Dania area.
Nahar Shalom, now 40 young families strong and growing constantly, is well known for our extreme dedication to Torah learning and our children's participation in every aspect of the community directly. Our growth, though, comes with a need for space and most importantly for the family services every community needs for its holiness, a Mikva (ritual purity pool).
Every Shabbat and Yom Tov there are women in our area who can not make the walk to the nearest Mikva, which for some is as long as a two hour away. We are asking all those that can to help us bring holiness to South Florida and quicken the coming of Moshiach to help assist us in the purchase of the land we need for our Mikva. There are organizations waiting to assist us in the construction process in the current building on the property we are purchasing, but to get there we need to purchase the land and building. The future Mikva is located directly on the intracoastal which makes it possible to construct in a fashion that will satisfy every possible opinion for its kashrut.
The entire project including construction we are collecting for will cost $1.2 million, however we are able to get started once we reach our current goal of $300k, for the down payment. Nahar Shalom will be able to maintain the payments as half the property will be maintained by the school and with the billboard revenues on the property along with continued community support. With the help of current Mikva organizations the construction of the actual Mikva will begin immediately and plans and permits are already in the works. We need though your help to make this project a reality, our community is dedicated and doing all they can but the help of others to make this special project, something that brings holiness to the entire world NEEDS YOU!
Rabbi Dr. David Botton