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Mazal tov! New Mikveh in Tokyo and Kyoto

Mazal tov! New Mikveh in Tokyo and Kyoto

We have amazing news to share with you. Baruch Hashem, we are building two Mikvehs: one in Tokyo and one in Kyoto.

Mikveh in Tokyo

The Mikveh in Tokyo is located right next door to the Chabad House, in our spacious, exquisite Japanese garden. The Mikveh will be designed as a beautiful Japanese onsen.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Lag Baomer. This was a very moving and joyous event.

Tokyo Mikveh: digging the pit 3 meters deep.
Building the iron frame for the Mikveh. This is necessary for the strength of the concrete.
Rabbi Binyomin and Rabbi Motti Grumach check the iron frame.
The wooden frame is built to hold the cement down once it’s poured into the steel frame.

Right after Rosh Hashana we will do the concrete for the Mikveh.

Join us in this incredible project to finalize this beautiful Mikveh in Tokyo. This Mikveh will serve the local Jewish community and the many tourists that come to Japan. Take part in this great mitzvah!


Mikveh in Kyoto

The Mikveh in Kyoto is located 15 minutes from Chabad Kyoto on a sprawling 1500 sqr. meter property. It is the first-ever mikveh built in Kyoto. The Mikveh will be ready please G-d on Chanuka this year.

Recently we bought a property to build the mikveh in Kyoto.
Every day the construction staff are working hard to clear the land in preparation for the digging.
Rabbi Motti Grumach affixed a menorah on the new property.

Join us in building the FIRST mikveh in Kyoto by contributing. Your partnership is important for Yiddishkeit in Kyoto and the surrounding cities.
The cost of the construction of the Mikveh in Kyoto is $360,000.

This Mikveh will surely bring much light and holiness to all of Japan and many revealed blessings to every person who participates.


Chickens at Chabad Tokyo

Chickens at Chabad Tokyo

With the coronavirus spreading in the spring of 2020, Rabbi Edery thought of a way to occupy the children. Being indoors all the time would be hard. The solution: He bought 10 Boris Brown, chicks from Kyoto, and sent them via Yamato (a Japanese shipping company) to Tokyo. The city office explained that up to 50 chickens were allowed. The delivery man said, that in all his 30 years of service, this was the first time that he delivered live chickens! After about four months they started laying eggs. The chickens and their eggs became a big hit with the Edery kids, and for the neighbors, it was a deal-breaker! They love them!

Rabbi Edery promotes Japanese artisans

Rabbi Edery promotes Japanese artisans

As the Corona hit Japan, many businesses were affected financially. Rabbi Edery is putting in lots of effort in helping small businesses all over Japan. He teamed up with a candle factory and Koma factory in Kyoto to produce special items in honor of the Chanuka festival. Such companies are dwindling in Japan and it is our responsibility to support these artisans. Special thanks to our dear friend Yuki Tokunaga and Rabbi Moty Grumach Chabad Kyoto. Today, Rabbi Edery met with the Japanese vice minister of Defense, Yasuhide Nakayama, to bless him for his new position in the government and wish him Happy Chanuka.