Mazeltov to Russel and Angela Lurie on the birth of a great granddaughter    Mazeltov to Jarrod and Claire Friedman on the birth of a son    Condolences to Elisa Cigler of the passing of her brother Hylton da Costa .    Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky.    Condolences to Loren Bak and Melanie Gaddin of the passing of Anthony Milstein.    Condolences to Carol Zimmerman, Gita Lipschitz and David Zimmerman of the passing of Chatzke Zimmerman.    Mazeltov to Gavin and Nila Milner on the birth of a son, Michael and Vivienne Metz on the birth of a grandson, Cyril and Mireille Linde on the birth of a great grandson.     Mazeltov to Steven and Zoe Blend on the birth of a grandson, born in Sydney and mazeltov to parents Darren and Kady Blend.    Condolences to Delicia Fleiser of the passing of Jeff Bortz    Mazeltov to Hylton and Maxine Cohen and Brian and Rhonda Sher on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gary and Jade Cohen

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Preparation Checklist

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Remove make-up and skin lotions.

Remove nail polish. Cut, file and clean finger and toe nails.

Brush teeth; no particles of food should remain between teeth. Use dental floss (unwaxed preferred), only if you are sure it will not get caught between teeth. Rinse mouth with water.

Bathe with warm water. Wash entire body thoroughly. Use soap and washcloth or loofah sponge

Give careful attention to the following: corner of eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, ears and earring holes, nose, under chin, underarms, elbows, back, around and under breasts, navel, genital area (also internally), between thighs, knees, between toes, soles of feet.

Smooth hard skin and calluses. Soften and remove dry scabs provided bleeding will not occur.

Remove protruding splinters.

Wash hair with shampoo, without conditioners.*

Shower or rinse thoroughly with a non-moisturizing soap or body wash.

Comb all hair while still wet. It is helpful to place a towel under the hair so loose hair will not fall on body.

If preparations are made at home, shower and recomb your hair at the Mikvah.

Do not dry yourself.

Check your body, visually and by touching, using a mirror when needed to ensure that you are free of intervening substances.

Use the bathroom if necessary, be sure to wash all areas to ensure clean of toilet tissue, etc. and re comb pubic hair.

Put on a robe and slippers.

Signal to the Mikvah attendant that you are ready.

The Mikvah attendant will examine your finger and toe nails and check for loose hairs that may have fallen on your back during combing. She will remain present during your immersion to pronounce it kosher upon completion.

*In rare cases where conditioner must be used to prevent knots in the hair, be sure to rinse out thoroughly

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