You are reading this because you understand that Gateshead is one of the most unique Torah centres in the world.
Whether you realise it or not, either you or someone close to you has undoubtedly learned or grown from rabbonim and educators who have studied here. The “Gateshead influence” reaches every frum community across the globe.
That makes you a part of the Gateshead family. Today, we ask you to step up and become a pillar of it.
Please donate to the only Gateshead Mikveh and give the families of our kehilla the mikve they so desperately need.
You see, when the current mikve tahara was designed, Gateshead had a population of 120 families, and the main yeshiva with circa 300 Bochurim . Now, 45 years later, our households have multiplied nearly FIVE TIMES in size with 6 Yeshivos with over 1200 yeshiva students from all over the world... and we’re struggling with the same out-dated mikve.
It was an adequate mikve then. Today, it is bursting at the seams.
There is so little availability and such high demand that, this inconveniences tremendously especially in the summer months!
At busy times the men and bochurim using the mikve often have to wait in long queues for the showers and the use of our single Boir.
Furthermore, the water-collection system on the roof has failed. Our current mikve hasn’t been filled up with kosher rain water in at least 15 years! There are Halachic implications as well as safety risks, bringing a new sense of great urgency to our mission.
Suffice it to say, the families of the Gateshead Kehilla are in dire need of a larger, upgraded mikve. That's where you come in.
Generous supporters like you have already donated more than 60% of the budget required to build a new mikve. Now, we turn to you - the global Gateshead community - to support this project.
The cause for a mikve, here in Gateshead, needs you. Will you consider becoming its champion... by making a generous gift to the Gateshead Mikve Building Foundation?
This cause is so important that a group of donors has challenged us to raise 2 million pounds in 36 hours. To help with that goal, they have agreed to DOUBLE every pound you donate to this campaign. But you must donate by13th May for the match to kick in!
Please donate today and grab a share of the zechus of this unique, precious and special mitzvah.
Your gift makes a difference. We don’t have a moment to lose.
Gateshead Mikve is a registered UK charity (Charity Number - 1161835 )
ILS, AUD and EUR are not Tax deductible