“Interesting enough, conversion to Judaism in New York is not as easy as it sounds. Being an entrepreneur, making my own schedule is a key to living the life that I love, and once I found Darshan yeshiva, it became much easier. Working at your own pace for about a year, is so satisfying, because of the feedback you receive from so many people-staff, rabbi’s, and our community! The program they use is also very simple and easy to follow, so it makes the conversion process much easier. Being a Jewish person is not easy as well, we have plenty of rules, holidays, it is very communal! I would recommend Darshan Yeshiva to anyone who is interested in our religion!” <b> – James C.<b/>
“I’ve been studying Judaism for the last 10 years or so. I found Darshan Yeshiva when I was googling Torah study. I began working with Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer and eventually found a synagogue that I love.” <b>– Jodie S.</b>
“My spiritual journey began about 3 years ago. I was reading, downloading lectures, I even read an Idiot’s Guide to Judaism. When I found Rabbi Patrick on YouTube, at his site PunkTorah. He was easy to understand, and funny. I knew that I had found a place where I belong.” <b>– Sam A.</b>
“Darshan Yeshiva is an amazing online tool where countless members of any community can learn and grow their Jewish knowledge/ conversion and without it, I would never have been able to convert. As a night time dance educator and studio manager I could not find any in-person classes to take as they were all during the night while I was working. Being online allowed me to learn when I had time during the days and at my own pace. Applying and learning was easy and anytime I had a question my Rabbi (Ora) was right there guiding me. My conversion journey took 8 years but one that was necessary and I finally found a community where I feel love and acceptance for who I am. With the help of Darshan Yeshiva I was converted before marring my husband and that has allowed us to start our family the way I always dreamed.” <b>– Brittany M.</b>
“As a former student I always encourage new students. so much to learn in their studies. So important all students work with the instructors and their Rabbi. and, ask questions and more questions.”<b>– Bruce C.</b>
“My total experience with Darshan Yeshiva was wonderful. All the questions I had were fully explained, and everything was so easy to achieve with the help from my rabbi. It was all I wanted and more. I hope my experience inspires others to do as I have. I am so happy now.” <b>– Diana S.</b>
Diana is a conversion student in Australia.
“I worked with Rabbi Sandy Zisser, and he was a fantastic mentor throughout. We had a very open dialogue on a regular basis, and I was able to learn so much from our conversations. I would highly recommend the Darshan Yeshiva course to anyone looking to go through a conversion or anyone looking to deepen their studies in Judaism.” <b> – Casey B.</b>
Casey is a conversion student in New York.
“It feels like the end of a long journey, but I know it’s the beginning of the rest of our lives. Thanks to everyone at Darshan Yeshiva!” <b> – Joel B.</b>
Joel and his son after their bet din and mikvah
Temple Beth El mikvah in Richmond, Va.
“I chose Rabbi Shafir Lobb. My Rabbi’s help in this conversion process meant the world to me. She took the time to meet with me personally and was there for me all the way…I am thankful the instructors took the time to put forth an amazing amount of information in each class.”<p><b> – Bruce C.</b>
Rabbi Shafir Lobb and her student, Bruce, at Congregation Eitz Chayim in Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
“Darshan Yeshiva has helped me out tremendously. I’m so happy with the Comprehensive Jewish Studies program. I’m learning so much from this course, and I would recommend it to everyone who wants to convert or learn more about Judaism.” <b> – Nicholas D.</b>
Nicholas is a Comprehensive Jewish Studies student in Georgia.
“Thanks to Rabbi Patrick and Rabbi Ben Romer for facilitating an amazing experience that is both the culmination of our conversion processes and the beginning of our journeys as Jews.” <b> – Matt</b>
Conversion students after their bet din and mikvah
Temple Beth El mikvah in Richmond, Va.
“Darshan Yeshiva could be a role model for a Jewish education here in Germany or even Europe. The approach towards the placement of knowledge about Judaism, the ability to put a person and his or her spiritual needs above somehow ‘artificial’ limitations and man-made boundaries and by the same time respecting Jewish values to the utmost, is a fascinating project.” <b> – Patrick S.</b>
Patrick is a conversion student in Germany.
“I’m very pleased with how the program works. I can study whenever I have the time; my mentor is always available through Skype or email; and the classes are well-made and easy to understand. It’s a very interesting journey to say the least, and I’m glad I chose Darshan Yeshiva to help guide me along the way!” <b> – Peter C.</b>
Peter is a conversion student living in Sweden.