Keilim Mikvah

Effective June 23, 2020

We are happy to announce that the Keilim Mikvah has been reopened for business! Below are new guidelines for safe use of the mikvah during the Covid-19 Pandemic:
  1. All users of the mikvah must wear personal protection equipment including a face mask and gloves.
  2. Only one person may be inside the keilim mikvah facility at any time.
  3. The mikvah water will have elevated levels of bromine to kill any pathogens or germs.
Given that the Chicago Rabbinical Council has advised that keilim be made hefker to avoid tevilah, please find a notice from the CRC below outlining the procedures for reacquiring keilim and kashering them.

Re-Acquisition of Kelim for Tevillah

The Keilim Mikvaos in Chicago closed before Pesach due to Covid-19. In order to help people use new utensils without tevillah, the cRc arranged a method for people to declare them “hefker” (ownerless). What should people do now that the Keilim Mikvaos have reopened?


May we all merit to be able to fulfill the mitzvah of tevillas kelim on all appropriate occasions in good health and safety.

Rules for Keilim Mikvah Use


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