We’re thrilled that you have chosen Darshan Yeshiva to help you on your Jewish journey.
There are three conversion programs to choose from: mitzvah, chai and scholarship. Each program includes access to our free content for kids.
All of our conversion programs include online education, mentorship and conversion through the rabbi’s mikvah and bet din. The only thing not covered by our program is brit milah/hatafat dam brit and student travel.
About mentorship calls and ritual conversion
Over the course of your online learning, you will receive approximately ten conversion appointments with your rabbi using Skype. These are opportunities to talk face-to-face with your rabbi about your Jewish life, what you are learning online, etc. Don’t be intimidated! Our rabbis are here to support you, not judge you.
Once you have completed all your online learning and have gone through your conversion mentor meetings, you rabbi will work with you to schedule a time for your conversion.
Conversion rituals depend on the rabbi and his/her denominational affiliation, but usually involve a bet din (a group of fellow Jews, usually rabbis), a mikvah (the ritual bath) and for men, brit milah or hatafat dam brit. Travel to the city your rabbi serves is required for bet din and mikvah.
What happens after the conversion?
After your conversion, you will continue to have a relationship with your conversion mentor. Each month, your rabbi/cantor checks in with you for an hour, answers Jewish questions you may have and provides you with ongoing support. You can choose to cancel your post-conversion education if you would like. The fee for ongoing support is $80.00 USD per month. Students are automatically enrolled in ongoing conversion support and must opt-out in order to not be charged the $80.00 monthly fee.
Not sure if this is right for you?
We recommend potential students sign up for our Judaism For Beginners program. This gives you an opportunity to see what is involved in our conversion program, the classes you would be taking, etc. There is no obligation and you can cancel at any time.
We will gladly answer any questions that you may have. Please contact us using our support button on the left of the screen and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.