Mikveh Bess Israel Seeks New Shomeret

Mikveh Bess Israel is currently looking for a new Shomeret to start at the beginning of July 2014. This role plays a huge part in maintaining the purity of the Jewish people, and there are many blessings associated with this. Being a Shomeret should not be looked at as just a “job” but rather and “Avodat Kodesh” – a holy task. Here in West Hartford, the mikveh services people from around the region. She should be a role model to all who see her. Each person’s experience with the mikveh should be positive, and it is the role of the Shomeret to be warm and welcoming to every visitor.

The roles and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Must be trained in and knowledgeable about the laws of Taharat Hamishpacha and diligent inattending training opportunities on a regular basis.
  • Maintain the facility in a thoroughly clean and sanitary condition at all times, including between appointments and that the facility is running smoothly
  • Ensure the entire premises of the facility is in good appearance
  • Be responsible for maintaining all supplies for all aspects of mikveh function and shall establish and keep records of all suppliers and the schedule of purchase for all supplies.
  • Manage modest amount of building upkeep


The compensation for this position consists of a gracious 3-bedroom apartment on the Mikveh premises, earned time off and maternity leave.

About Mikveh Bess Israel

The mission of Mikveh Bess Israel is to provide the Jewish community with a safe and sacred space for cleansing and purification. Mikveh Bess Israel was founded by European immigrants in 1852 as part of their effort to develop permanent Jewish roots in the Hartford Area. A century later, Holocaust survivors saw in the mikveh a source of renewal in their adopted home. Although the mikveh has relocated a number of times since its inception, each transition has furthered the mission of the mikveh to provide the Jewish community with a safe and sacred space for cleansing and purification. The Greater Hartford community mikveh remains the source spring of enduring Jewish life today. Mikveh Bess Israel serves the entire spectrum of the Jewish community, including Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Jews.

For more information about the position and to apply, please email a cover letter and resume to mikvahbessisrael@gmail.com.