Condolences to Nicky Wachsberger on the loss of Hylton Katzfather.    Mazeltov to Lester and Jennifer Woolfson, on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gregory and Natalie Woolfson     Mazeltov to Russel and Angela Lurie, on the birth of twin great granddaughters.    Condolences to Alicia Tucker on the loss of her father Joe Fisher.    Mazeltov to Michael and Diana Berman on the occasion of their daughter Kerry's engagement to Phillip son of Neil and Eva Berelowitz.    Condolences to Jack Edery and Pierre Edery on the loss of their sister Jean Shein.    Mazeltov to Stan and Ava Smookler on, the birth of a granddaughter and mazeltov to parents Joel and Gina Smookler.    Condolences to David Kassel on the loss of his sister Patsy Rudolph.     Mazeltov to Jeff and Lynn Zidel, on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ivor and Nikki Polo.    Condolences to David and Keith Brouze on the loss of their father Jack Brouze.    Mazeltov to Bernard and Anne Tanner on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Danny and Carla Blumberg

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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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