Please call ahead to schedule an appointment for Fridays and Yom Tov nights. If you will be out of town and need to go to mikvah during Shabbos or Yom Tov, please remember to call before Shabbat to find out the local mikvah's policy. If you need help finding a mikvah click here.
Friday Night & Holidays
please call to schedule an appointment.
(212) 717-4613 ext. 3 or (212) 359-1741
General operating hours
We are open for preparations thirty minutes before nightfall. First immersion is at nightfall, including Friday night. We are open year round except for Yom Kippur and Tisha B’Av.
The Mikvah opens thirty minutes before nightfall and remains open until 9:45 p.m. from November through mid-March, and until 10:45 p.m. from late March until October. Exact dates depend on the onset of Daylight Savings Time. If you have any questions, please call the Mikvah for the exact schedule. In general, it is not necessary to make an appointment to visit the Mikvah during regular evening hours, although you may call to check on the availability of rooms.
Erev Shabbat and Yom Tov: On Friday night and on holidays, visits are by appointment only. Please be totally prepared to immerse when you arrive. Our showers will not be available then. First immersion is at nightfall.
Saturday nights: The Mikvah will open thirty minutes after Shabbat ends. Call for exact times.
Brides: We encourage brides-to-be to make an appointment so we may reserve our Bridal Suite just for you. For daytime visits, an appointment is necessary.
Late night: Appointments are available for extenuating circumstances only.
Please be sure to call in advance.
Vessel (Dishes) Mikvah: Located in the lobby of Chabad Upper East Side. Open Sundays 9 am - 1 pm. Fridays, 1 pm - 3 pm. Evenings by appointment. Please call the Chabad office at (212) 717-4613. Please note: The Vessel Mikvah is not availbale for use during Preschool hours.
To arrange a group tour or to request a speaker at your event, please call (212) 717-4613 x5.
Jacques and Hannah Schwalbe Mikvah
419 East 77 Street, NY, NY 10075
(212) 717-4613 ext. 3 or (212) 359-1741
The Mikvah is open to brides and married women.
Weeknight visit: $35
Late night visit: $60
Bridal daytime visit: $80
Payments can be made in cash or checks made payable to "The Mikvah", or through PayPal (see below.)
For Friday night and Yom Tov visits, please mail in your donation or pay through PayPal (below).
Annual Membership Opportunities
Membership entitles you to one year’s use of the Mikvah and the honor of being a leadership partner in this most vital mitzvah.
All donations are tax deductible.
Member - $750
Donor - $1,800
Sponsor - $3,600
“ The new Mikvah on the East side was gorgeous. It was like going to a spa! I had prepared at home, but I checked everything again. The Mikvah attendant was very kind and helpful. I have never felt as happy, pure and loved as when I was in the Mikvah. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful mitzvah.”
“From my personal perspective, my whole perception of the Mikvah experience has changed. When I went to the new Upper East Side Mikvah for the first time, it made the whole experience go from a monthly chore to a refreshing, spa-like experience. There were deep jacuzzi tubs, rooms with marble and mosaic tiling, lovely feminine touches such as candles and potpourri, and most pleasantly, soothing music piped into each of the eight preparation rooms. The Mikvah attendant was very warm and thoughtful. It was a totally different experience from what I am used to--and I loved it!"
- A lifelong Mikvah user
Descending a grand spiral stair at the newly opened Jacques and Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah on Manhattan's wealthy Upper East Side, Cohen was met by an attendant offering fine towels from Israel. Then it was on to a prep room fragrant with vanilla-scented candles, floored in Chinese tile, furnished in red cherry and featuring an eight-jet Jacuzzi - rather than the standard shower - for pre-immersion cleanliness. The Mikvah itself, beneath a mosaic of a blue sky and white clouds, was pristine. Cohen's eyes widened. "It's spectacular," she gasped. "I feel like I'm at the Four Seasons."
-Time Magazine, August 6, 2006
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