The Jacques and Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah is located at 419 East 77th Street, between First and York Avenues on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Mikvah entrance is the door to the right of the stairs, at the street level. A female guard will admit you.
After descending a grand staircase, the Mikvah attendant will greet you and escort you to one of our eight magnificent preparation rooms. We offer a spacious Bridal Suite for the bride-to-be. Each room is equipped with a multi-directional shower or jacuzzi bathtub. You will relax amidst soft music and radiant floor heating. Amenities available to help with your preparations include luxurious towels and robes, personal toiletries, a new toothbrush, comb, and a pair of slippers. You are welcome to take the slippers home if you choose!
Our state-of-the-art intercom system allows you to communicate directly with the Mikvah attendant. After you notify her, the attendant will escort you to the Mikvah through a private entrance.
The Mikvah is a pristine miniature pool of warm water that lies beneath a mosaic of blue sky and white clouds. It is meticulously cleaned through a natural oxidation process. After you descend and immerse once in the warm Mikvah waters, you recite a blessing and then immerse again. The Mikvah attendant can assist you with the blessing.
This is an opportune moment to pray for yourself and for all your loved ones.
(Virtual tour coming soon)