Goal: $250,000
$148,955.42 Total Raised
59% Complete

We raised $148,955 for Richmond Torah Center - Chabad! Thank you to our generous Matchers for making this a possibility, and a HUGE thank you goes to YOU for seizing the opportunity to do good.

Anatoly and Tali Besedin


Igor & Ella Smirnov

Jerry Kasowitz and family

Rabbi Eli Hecht

Rabbi Avraham and Leiba Foundation

Moshe and Marina Tzelner

Avi and Marina Riskin

Baruch Duchman

Yuriy Khrakovsky

Issac Shabtai

Richard Sinkoff


Yossi & Betsy Rubashkin & Family


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Genesis relates that in the beginning of creation, “the Divine Presence hovered upon the surface of the waters..." (Genesis 1:2). Only later, on day number three, was dry land created. When an individual goes to a Mikvah and immerses in this body of natural water, he symbolically returns to the state of tangible Divinity that was present before the creation of man. He is given the fresh opportunity to serve G-d with purity and a sense of innocence. Just as water washes away the dirt that clings to our bodies, garments, and possessions, the waters of the Mikvah are as effective in cleansing the soul of man. (Adapted from Sefer Hachinuch mitzvah )173.175.

Mikvah is especially beneficial as a preparation to prayer (Sefer Chasidim 18). In the Holy Temple, the priests would use the Mikvah to insure purity, and they would wash their hands and feet before the service. As a spiritual discipline, daily Mikvah usage enhances the divine service of every man who desires to
create a temple of holiness in his personal life.

A Mikvah is being built at the Richmond Torah Center Chabad, 423 10th Ave. It will cater to men who wish to increase in spiritual purity, as well as to the women of the community who will avail themselves of the facility, during Shabbat and Holidays.

The uniqueness of this project is that it incorporates the men in the mikvah usage. The Mikvah as a spiritual discipline for men is well documented in Kabbalistic and Chassidic literature. For the first time a mikvah in San Francisco will be open to men wishing to develop their spiritual sensitivity.

Generous donors have come forward in making this project happen. They will each donate X2 to our center, provided that it is matched by an equal donation from you, our community. For the next 36 hours, your dollar will have 2 times the impact! You can be a partner in making this a reality by contributing to our campaign, and by spreading the word. Maimonides says that every good deed, no matter how small, tips the scale of humanity toward goodness. Today you have the opportunity to see the impact of that deed multiplied many times over. Join us by making a donation today!


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