Recently, the Jewish Center has undertaken to establish a Mikvah in order to help preserve the family purity of the many students who decide to marry during their studies in Kaunas.
As the nearest mikvah is an hour-and-a-half’s journey away in one direction and two-and-a-half hours away in the opposite direction, there was great urgency for building a local mikvah. The people at the Jewish Center got working on this important matter – a matter on which the continuation of the Jewish nation is dependent – investing all their time and energy and to complete a perfectly outfitted mikvah intended to become operational in May 2017, in full compliance with the letter of the halacha. The city of Kaunas has a glorious Jewish past, but since the destruction of the Jews in Europe – about eighty years ago – there was no kosher, active mikvah in the area.
The construction of the mikvah was carried out under the supervision of Rabbi Gedalia Olshtein, who is recognized world-wide as an expert in this field.