Ever wanted to gain in-depth knowledge of the laws of the mikvah and oversee the construction of a mikvah? Now you can! The “HAVINEINI” Institute is launching a short but comprehensive certification course in mikvah hilchos and mikvah construction supervision. This is your chance to acquire a sought after Torah profession. Full story
By: Mendy Henig
Mikvaos for men and women require constant inspection to ensure their high level of Kashrut. There is a great need for halachic authorities who know the various opinions of the poskim and the general principles of hilchos mikvah.
The demand for halachic supervision and guidance is increasing mainly due to the recent push for refurbishment and renewal of mikvahs to meet Ministry of Health standards as well as modern standards of desirability in interior and exterior design. There is a growing demand for halachic authorities who are proficient in mikvah hilchos on the one hand and are aware of the many developments in the fields of construction, engineering and architectural design on the other hand. Those who are able to solve the many complexities that arise from the problems associated with the modern mikvah are in great demand.
Due to the high demand for halachic experts in the field of mikvah, as well as the desire of many shluchim and rabbis in the community to establish new mikvahs or inspect the halachic standards of their existing mikvah, the Institute ” HAVINEINI ”is launching a certification course for“ Certified Mikvah Supervisors ”and“ Certified Mikvah Construction Consultants ”in collaboration with the“ Center for Chabad Mikvaos ”under the auspices of“ Le Rabonei Chabad Beis Din ”and in collaboration with the organization “Taharem”.
The certification course will certify you to offer supervision and consultation in building a mikvah, as well as a halachic exam to determine its acceptance according to halacha and the rigors of Lubavitcher hidurim. The course will impart in-depth knowledge of the laws of the mikvah as well as practical advice in building a modern mikvah. The course aims to train community rabbis, shluchim and Chabad house administrators to oversee the construction of a mikvah or examine the kosher status and halachic integrity of an existing mikvah. Throughout the course, you will study Tur and Shulchan Aruch and Poskim, Rishonim and Acharonim to acquire the skill necessary to rule on the kashrus of a mikvah under complex circumstances.
The course is divided into 2 parts:
The first training, “Certified Mikveh Supervisor”, focuses on the halachic foundations and the practical implications of the issues that arise in the field. The 16 virtual lessons will come with study material, pictures and an accompanying manual to facilitate learning of the material. The study will focus on the relevant sections of Shulchan Aruch and Tur and the early and last Poskim.
The course program “Certified Mikvah Supervisor” includes:
Fundamentals of Halacha and Practical Rules – Rabbi Sholom Ber Shuchat.
Technology and design – Rabbis Elazar Raichik and Gershon Grossbaum, mikvah experts and entrepreneurs.
Operation and maintenance – Experts specializing in the “Taharem” organization.
Inspection and monitoring – Rabbi Glukowsky, head of the “Center for Chabad Mikvaos” and international expert on mikvah-related issues.
At the end of the training, the participants will be examined. Those who pass the exam will be certified as “Certified Mikvah Supervisors”.
The second part of the course focuses on the construction and consultation of the mikvah.
In this course, the focus will be on the management of a mikvah project and the associated halachic and practical aspects. This part of the course is intended for those who have studied the laws of the mikvah and gained knowledge of the fundamentals of halachah and now wish to deepen their knowledge in the practical applications of architecture, engineering and construction. of a mikveh mehudar Chabad. Each of the 6 sessions will take place in virtual online classrooms and will be accompanied by study materials including presentations and a manual.
Engineering and Development – Rabbi Elazar Raichik, mikveh expert and entrepreneur.
Architectural design – Gershon Grossbaum, mikveh expert and entrepreneur.
Practice – Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Raskin, Rav and Dayan, London.
Those who pass the final course exam will receive certification as a “Certified Mikveh Construction Consultant”.
– Are you interested in planning and building a mikvah and confirming its halachic status?
– Do you have a mikvah that interests you to ensure his kashrut?
– Do you want to acquire the tools to supervise mikvah construction projects or to change careers?
– Would you like to support the future of Taharas Hamishpacha in your community or country?
Few slots still available – first come, first served!
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