Mazeltov to Harold and Elaine Wolmer, on the birth of a granddaughter and to parents Mark and Cayleigh Wolmer.    Mazeltov to Darryl and Taryn Hurwitz, on the birth of a son and to grandfather Brian Hurwitz.    Mazeltov to Laila daughter of Marc and Kelly Kahn on the occasion of her Batmitzvah and to grandparents Selwyn and Taube Perlman    Mazeltov to Tanna daughter of Raymond and Wendy Munitz on the occasion of her Batmitzvah    Mazeltov to Ben son of Graham and Leanne Cohen on the occasion of his recent Barmitzvah    Mazeltov to Chonnie and Heather Becker on the birth of a granddaughter and to great grandparents Hymie and Bernice Becker.    Condolences to Natalie Shankman on the loss of her dear mother.

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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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