We are thrilled to support people on their spiritual journey. With our conversion to Judaism program, you will work with your choice of a Conservative or Masorti rabbi anywhere at any time. We are truly the yeshiva for converts, open to anyone.
Here is what is involved in a Conservative conversion to Judaism:
Conservative Conversion to Judaism Requirements
Conservative Judaism has an open approach to conversion students, while having a traditional approach to the actual conversion halachah (Jewish law). Conservative or Masorti rabbis require study, after which students will fly to their rabbi for the bet din and mikvah. Male students will need to become circumcised, or participate in a ritual called hatafat dam brit. The particulars of these two rituals can be worked through with your rabbi with some flexibility.
For some conversion students, conversion in accordance with Jewish law matters. While a Conservative conversion does keep to halachah, some Orthodox authorities may disagree. If this is important, speak with your rabbi to decide what is right for you.
All conversion programs include a 30 day trial with a 100% money back guarantee, giving you the freedom to try different rabbis if need be, or to change your mind completely.
You will study for ten months, working through forty units of learning on subjects such as Shabbat, holidays, Jewish texts, Jewish history, the Jewish lifecycle and more.
At a minimum of once per month, you will meet with your mentor, a Reform rabbi or cantor. This can be done online with Skype or similar software, on the phone or in person depending on where you and your mentor live. These meetings are an opportunity to ask questions about Judaism, conversion, or anything that is on your mind.
Preview our program by taking Judaism For Beginners, take a look at our Conservative clergy and their conversion requirements, or apply for your program.