► How do I schedule an appointment to use the Mikvah?
Immersion requests via email mikvahPDX@gmail.com or by texting/calling 971.220.5580. PLEASE NOTE: your request must be received at least 4 days in advance of your requested time (not counting Shabbat/other hagim).
You will receive a confirmation of your appointment by email or text.
FIRST TIME USERS: While waiting for a reply to your immersion request email/text/call, please complete the first time user form.
OUT OF TOWN, ONE TIME USERS: Form here.
► How much does using Rachel's Well cost?
We rely on donations to support our operations however NO ONE is turned away for inability to donate. We ask for a suggested donation based on the type of appointment:
Annual Memberships with unlimited uses of the Mikvah are also available:
► How do I prepare for a Mikvah visit?
Being clean is necessary before using the Mikvah; everyone must shower before entering, even if you bathed right before your appointment. We provide 2 preparation rooms where you can undress, remove all jewelry, wash, shampoo, brush teeth, and remove all obstacles (physical & symbolic) between your body and the Mikvah waters.
► How do I access the Dish Mikvah?
► How can I support the Community Mikvah?
Rachel's Well Community Mikvah runs on donations, ensuring everyone can have access to this important Jewish ritual. Help us ensure the Mikvah's future by making a donation now.
You can also volunteer as a Mikvah Guide, trained to provide safe, welcoming and discreet experiences for Mikvah visitors. For any immersion other than a conversion, the immerser is responsible for finding a personally meaningful level of physical preparation. Mikvah Guides facilitate both halachic and contemporary immersions. Email mikvahPDX@gmail.com or call 971.220.5580 to get involved.
Rabbinic Supervision by Rabbi Eliyahu Stern and the Oregon Board of Rabbis' Mikvah Subcommittee.