Brit Milah/Hatafat: Yes (supervision generally required, Documentation accepted in some circumstances)
Mikvah: Yes (Mikvah in Birmingham or Atlanta, GA)
Bet Din: Yes (Typically Rabbis and in some cases observant lay Jews)
Conversion Location: Birmingham, AL
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
Rabbi Mordechai Rothenberg is temporarily unavailable for conversions at this time.
I am constantly inspired by those who have chosen to draw closer to G-d and His Torah. I can’t wait to help you along your journey. No matter who you are or where you come from in life, you will find joy, happiness and acceptance with G-d and with living a Jewish life. I am here to answer questions, to listen, to advise, to be of service to you every step of the way and even beyond! Whatever your soul seeks, I am honored to be there with you.
I have a long and winding path towards the Rabbinate as well. I was raised Orthodox in Miami, Florida and I am Yeshivah educated. I am the proud father of four amazing children. I often work with those who have fallen on hard times and those society deems “forgotten” – those suffering from addiction, and spiritual and actual incarceration, as I have been there myself and lived to tell about it. I lecture and teach in the areas of Jewish law and spirituality, specifically the ideas of joy, happiness and acceptance of every person for who they are, as taught by the Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. I believe in the power of forgiveness and second chances.
Additional Conversion Requirements
All conversions over which I preside are done in compliance with Halacha, Jewish law. I am very open minded and accepting, as long as those standards are adhered to. Unfortunately, I do not convert people in interfaith marriages or relationships, nor do I perform interfaith weddings. If you have any questions, or a scenario you want to run by me, please ask! I love questions!
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