The mikva was originally built forty years ago. Now,
due to a substantial increase in the chareidi population of
the area, it has become vital to extend its facilities and to
modernize its fixtures and appearance. A deep-water
ma'ayon is part of the development plan.
The project has the active support of the more de'asra
HaRav Ephraim Padwa who has visited the site and is being
consulted about all halachic aspects. The construction work
is being supervised by a committee of young baalei
batim from a broad spectrum of local Union kehillos.
A spokesman for the committee said: "The cost of the project
will be around half a million pounds. When completed the
Mikva, which is the only one in the northern part of
Stamford Hill, will be of the highest kashrus and
architectural standards. It is sincerely hoped that the
entire Kehilla will support this major project to
promote taharas hamishpochoh in our midst."
In his letter of support, the more de'asra HaRav Padwa
writes: " . . . It is the holy duty upon the entire
Kehilla to become a partner in this great mitzva.
"The mikva of the Adass Yisroel was built 40 years ago
under the supervision of Rabbi Meir Posen and under the
guidance of my late father zt"l is the only mikva
in the area. Since then the Kehilla has grown and
the mikva has become too small. It has therefore
become necessary to extend it and to renew its facilities in
accordance with contemporary standards.
"The duty therefore rests upon all of us to help bring this
project to fruition and in that zchus may we soon live
to see the Geuloh sheleimoh."