Center City, PA: After months of delay, the boros have been poured!
October 27, 2020
For years, the large Jewish community in Center City – the heart of Philadelphia’s business district – has been eagerly awaiting to have a mikvah of its own. The nearest one is a 45 minute drive away.
That is now very much within sight!
On Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, concrete for the Boros of the beautiful new Center City Mikvah were poured, under the onsite supervision of Rav Yitzchok Trieger shlit”a, Rosh Machon Shaarei Tohar – Mikvah USA.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and municipal red tape, the approvals process for the mikvah’s construction had been delayed for months. However, the approvals are now all in; the Boros have been poured; and the preparation rooms are mostly complete. The mikvah is expected to be ready to welcome users within two months.
The Jewish community in Center City is young and thriving. It is a top destination for young professionals in the region. The new beautiful mikvah, which will have a sizable Shul above it, marks a major milestone in the community’s development. “Once again, we clearly see the yad Hashem helping us overcome all challenges to build an edifice of Taharah,” says Rabbi Yitzchok Bistritzky shlit”a, Founder and President of Mikvah USA. “We look forwarding to celebrating a Chanukas Habayis with the Center City community in the near future, b’ezras Hashem.”