An Eruv is a symbolic enclosure that surrounds the Jewish community so that it is considered as a single property, which enables carrying on the Sabbath within the Eruv.
It is with great joy and gratitude to Hashem that we announce that our Eruv in Mt. Kisco has been completed. This project has taken a number of years to complete. We will expandmthe Eruv to include a larger area around Mt. Kisco.
We have worked closely with two leading experts in the laws and construction of Eruvin, Rabbi Channan Jacobson and Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer, author of The Contemporary Eruv: Eruvin in Modern Metropolitan Areas (Feldheim).
We are greatly indebted to the leadership of Dan Birenbaum, Jerry Linsner, Peter Grunthal, and our Past-President, David Pitkoff, for their vision and tireless effort in bringing the Eruv to our community. Mt. Kisco now joins select communities in Westchester County such as Scarsdale, New Rochelle, and White Plains that offer this amenity to its Jewish population. At this time the Eruv is not functional.
A Jewish community successfully constructing an Eruv represents the a the kind of community committed to Halacha (Jewish Law) and to the meticulous observance of Shabbat. An Eruv enhances the quality of life in a Jewish community and also makes the community more attractive to those considering relocating to a new community.
We have always had high expectations as to what we can accomplish in our Jewish community at MKHC. We feel great pride knowing that we have reached this significant milestone. May we continue to go "Michayil el chayil," from strength to strength, may we continue to build a community that brings to life the wisdom and teachings of the Torah.
With blessings of the Torah,
The Eruv Committee