Rabbi Walter’s Letter

Mission Statement

The mission of the Woodside Mikvah Organization (WMO) is to provide a safe, sensitive, welcoming halachically approved mikvah for immersion to promote the mitzvah of family ritual purity (taharat mishpacha) and Jewish spirituality within the greater Washington, DC community.


In March 1968, major rioting broke out in the District of Columbia immediately following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The 14th Street corridor, where the city’s only mikvah was located, was one of the hardest hit areas in D.C.  As a result, many women needed to find alternative facilities, and the Jewish community needed to relocate its central mikvah.  Read More ..