Brit Milah/Hatafat: Yes
Mikvah: Yes (Conservative Mikvah of Chicago, Wilmette, IL)
Bet Din: Yes, (bet din may include rabbis, cantors and lay leaders)
Conversion Location: Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah, Wilmette, IL
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
My journey first began as a bar/bat mitzvah tutor at a nearby temple and then I began studying for my Rabbinical ordination at the Hebrew Seminary (where I received smicha). I became intrigued with chaplaincy, and took classes in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and eventually became a Board Certified Chaplain. I am now a staff chaplain at a suburban Chicagoland hospital.
In addition, I enjoy reaching out to small-town communities not served by the regular Jewish organizations. There I have met many people – both Jewish and non-Jewish- who are interested in learning more about Judaism. Together we have grown and learned from each other.
I would like to join you on your journey of spiritual discovery and it would be my pleasure to show you and help you learn about all Judaism has to offer.