Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Required (Approved certification of the procedure is also acceptable.)
Mikveh: Required (Location is TBD)
Bet Din: Required (Conservative rabbis and/or cantors)
Conversion Location: TBD
Additional Languages: Hebrew, Yiddish
Students Accepted: Mitzvah, Chai
I am happy to work with
Families with children: Both parents or guardians must agree to conversion for child(ren), if applicable.
LGBTQ+ candidates: I work with and welcome members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Interfaith or dual-faith relationships: Other-than-Jewish partners’ involvement is strongly encouraged.
I’m honored to be with Darshan Yeshiva and I’m very excited to meet you!
A lifelong Conservative Jew, I was born and raised in New York. I began my career in the Jewish community as a teenager, joining and then becoming President of the United Synagogue Youth chapter of my synagogue. From youth director to Hebrew school teacher to Rebbetzin* (wife of a rabbi) to B’nai Mitzvah instructor and Adult Education teacher to co-owner of a Judaica store to Executive Director to Rabbi, I have a passion for doing keruv (outreach) to anyone and everyone seeking to learn about our heritage – Jews and other-than-Jews alike.
I love to do outreach with people of all ages and stages, always seeking to convey my love for the treasure that Judaism is, combined with my goal of embracing and welcoming those who are drawn to our religion and to our traditions. I’ve been privileged to teach prospective Jews, and I’ve taught numerous subjects to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot, a little, or no prior knowledge of Judaism — my goal is to be with you on this journey, so that it can result in a meaningful and lasting and beautiful part of who you are and of who you might like to be.
*My late husband was Rabbi Joseph Wise (z”l).
The Academy for Jewish Religion
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Arts, Jewish Studies
Master of Arts, Pastoral Counseling
Bachelor of Arts, Hebrew and Judaic Studies; minor in Education