he concepts of taharah and tumah – ritual purity given us in the Torah – transcend our comprehension. As the Rambam explains: “It is clear that the laws of ritual purity and impurity are decrees of the Torah that cannot be comprehended by human wisdom” (Hilchot Mikvaot 11:12). Because these concepts are divine in nature, the transition from the state of tumah (ritual impurity) to the state of taharah (ritual purity) must by definition be a Godly process. The culmination of this process involves preparation for, and immersion in, the mikvah.
The Southfield Mikvah serves the Jewish residents and guests of North Central Southfield, allowing the community to practice the laws of taharat hamishpacha (family purity) in a private and comfortable environment. The Southfield Mikvah is for use on Shabbat and Yom Tov only. The Southfield Mikvah is an independent, non-profit organization, and it operates in cooperation, but is not affiliated, with the Women’s Orthodox League (the WOL), which operates Mikvah Israel in Oak Park.
The Southfield Mikvah is located 21112 Twelve Mile Road (North Side of Akiva Hebrew Day School building) Southfield, MI 48076.
The Southfield Mikvah is for use on Shabbat and Yom Tov only. It is within the eruv. Please confirm the eruv is operational before Shabbat.
Reservations must be made though the Southfield Mikvah’s contact form or by phone at 248-462-1511.
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance – please wait to receive confirmation via e-mail and/or phone. The Southfield Mikvah’s Policies & Procedures are available on its website.
Payment arrangements must be made prior to Mikvah use. Costs to use the Mikvah are:
- $20 per use for non-Members
- $10 per use for Members
Payment can be mailed to the Southfield Mikvah at 21112 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076.
For information on becoming a member of the Southfield Mikvah, please see the Southfield Mikvah’s Membership page. Only membership in The Southfield Mikvah entitles use at the Member price.
The supervising rabbi of the Southfield Mikvah is Rabbi Yechiel Morris. The president is David Glickman.
Oak Park Mikvah - Mikvah Israel
For non-Shabbat and Yom Tov use, Mikvah Israel is available in Oak Park. It is located at:
15116 W 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237, next to the Oak Park JCC.
Mikvah Israel’s telephone number is (248) 967-5402. Please call 24 hours before using the Mikvah, preferably during Mikvah hours. After Mikvah hours, leave a message (name, date of appt) and your call will be returned.
Shabbat Hours: During the winter, candlelighting until 9:00 pm. During the summer, candlelighting until 11:00 pm
Men’s Mikvah and Tevilas Keilim Mikvah
The Men’s Mikvah and Tevilas Keilim Mikvah is located next to Young Israel of Oak Park, at 15140 W. Ten Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237.