Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Not required
Mikveh: Recommended but not required (Location is TBD)
Bet Din: Strongly recommended but not required (Reform rabbis, cantors, and/or lay Jews)
Conversion Location: Portland, Ore.
Additional Languages: Spanish
Students Accepted: Mitzvah only
Conversion requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Not required (No change)
Mikveh: Recommended but not required (Local immersion with attestation from an approved witness is acceptable.)
Bet Din: Strongly recommended but not required (Virtual bet din via video conferencing is acceptable.)
I am happy to work with
Interfaith or dual-faith relationships
I do not typically work with families with children.
After working for mainstream, organized religion for a few years, I found myself called to leave. I became a high school math teacher and founded Religion-Outside-The-Box (ROTB), which empowers adults to find and be with the G-d of their understanding. ROTB seeks to feed the spiritually hungry – wherever help is needed.
My initial question to you will be, “What is it that you feel you need to do in order to feel authentic telling people you are Jewish?” From there, we will figure out your options. Just as no two individuals are alike, neither is your path and that of anyone else. I look forward to seeing how I can help.
Master of Arts, Education
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Arts, Hebrew Letters
Bachelor of Arts, Museum Architecture
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