Manchester Community Mikva
47 Tetlow Lane
The Manchester Community Mikva was one of the first post war mikvas to be built in Europe. In 1954 Dayan Weiss z'l (the then Av Beis Din of Manchester Beis Din) and the MBD led a campaign to revive the important Mitzvah of going to Mikva (In halocha a Mikva is more important than building a shul). Eventually after many months of planning and fund raising the first community mikva opened on Tetlow Lane. To this day all the hiddurim and chumros as written in the famous 'Minchas Yitzchok' responsa of Dayan Weiss have been intacked at the Manchester Community Mikva on Tetlow Lane. The Tetlow Lane Mikva has been the blue print for most other Mikvas in the world all wanting to implement the hiddurim and chumros of Dayan Weiss z'l.
In 2006 a major refurbishments of the internal aesthetics was launched and with the help and directorship of Mr Brian White the Mikva was brought up to modern standards.
With the influx and astounding growth of the Manchester Community, even though there are two other local Mikvas in town, the numbers of users is forever growing.
The Tetlow Lane Mikva is used by the full spectrum of the Jewish Community all treated with upmost respect and care by the devoted team of mikva attendants. Every effort is made to make the Mikva experience as smooth running and pleasurable as possible.
At the start of 2021 the Manchester Community Mikva plans to do extensive work to ensure the standards women expect are kept up to date as well as maintain the halachic aspects of the Mikva. The decor inside is very dated and of poor quality as well as major repairs to the roof on which the rain water is collected are desperately needed. The project is expected to cost in the region of £650,000 ensuring long life and beauty.
Mikva meeting in the home of
Dayan Westheim Z'L
Mikva meeting in JMC discussing the refurbishments with the Vaad Hamikva
A typical Boir