Jewish Community Cyprus - Εβραϊκή Κοινότητα Κύπρος 

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Many Jews see the shul as the central institution in Jewish life, but Halacha states that constructing a mikvah takes precedence even over building a shul. Both a shul and a Sefer Torah may be sold to raise funds for building a mikvah. In fact, in the eyes of our Sages, Jewish families living together only attain the status of “community” once they have a communal mikvah.


To the uninitiated, a modern-day mikvah looks like a miniature swimming pool. In a religion rich with detail, beauty and ornamentation—against the backdrop of the ancient Temple or even contemporary synagogues—the mikvah is surprisingly nondescript, a humble structure.

Its ordinary appearance, however, belies its primary place in Jewish life and law. The mikvah offers the individual, the community and the nation of Israel the remarkable gift of purity and holiness. No other religious establishment, structure or rite can affect the Jew in this way and, indeed, on such an essential level. Its extraordinary power, however, is contingent on its construction in accordance with the numerous and complex specifications as outlined in halachah, Jewish law.


​A mikvah must be built into the ground or built as an essential part of a building. Portable receptacles, such as bathtubs, whirlpools or Jacuzzis, can therefore never function as mikvahs. The mikvah must contain a minimum of 200 gallons of rainwater that was gathered and siphoned into the mikvah pool in accordance with a highly specific set of regulations.


​Immersion in the mikvah has offered a gateway to purity ever since the creation of man. The Midrash relates that after being banished from Eden, Adam sat in a river that flowed from the garden. This was an integral part of his teshuvah (repentance) process, of his attempt at return to his original perfection.




IN EUROPE:

BANK TRANSFER/DEPOSITS:

JEWISH COMMUNITY CYPRUS 
BANK: BANK OF CYPRUS
GRIGORI AFXENTIOU BRANCH – NO. 0556
ACCOUNT #: 357019355859
IBAN CY 24002001950000357019355859
SWIFT BCYPCY2N

HELLENIC BANK
BRANCH - PHANEROMENIS 373
ACCOUNT #: 373-01-712350-01 
IBAN: CY51 0050 0373 0003 7301 7123 5001
SWIFT: HEBACY2N
ACCOUNT NAME: JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CYPRUS

IN ISRAEL: 
משלוח צ'ק:
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ת.ד. 770, קרית מלאכי 83031
העברה בנקאית (או הפקדה ישירה):
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מס' חשבון: 12172687 סניף 153, קרית מלאכי
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 הוראת קבע:
אנא לחצו כאן, הדפיסו ומלאו את הטופס המצורף.
 
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BANK DISCOUNT 11
BRANCH:153 KIRYAT MALACHI
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FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNT #: 0120164207
IBAN: IL08 0111 5300 0012 0164 207
SWIFT CODE IDBLILITT

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BANK DETAILS: SORT CODE 40-07-15
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IN USA:

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF JCC
ACCT NUMBER: 483057456091
ROUTING NUMBER: 021000322
BANK'S NAME: BANK OF AMERICA
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