Brit Milah/Hatafat: Yes, with some exceptions made. No supervision required
Mikvah: Yes (Adas Israel Community Mikvah in Washington, DC)
Bet Din: Yes (Combination of Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, or Post-Denominational clergy)
Conversion Location: Washington, DC or via Zoom during the pandemic
Other languages: Some Hebrew and Spanish
Students Accepted: Chai, Mitzvah
While pandemic-related safety measures are in place: The Beit Din can happen via Zoom and the person converting can immerse on their own, perhaps with a friend as their guide/witness who can verify over Zoom afterward that the person has immersed.
Do you work with families: Yes. The family would participate in Jewish learning or practice.
Do you work with LGBTQ+ candidates: Yes. Additionally, I would make sure the candidate is comfortable with the mikvah guide/witness
Do you work with candidates who are in an interfaith or dual-faith relationship: Yes. The partner should be open to creating an inclusive home and to learning and participating in Judaism in some ways.
Hello! My name is Rabbi Sarah Tasman and I am a dynamic and creative educator, spiritual leader, and life cycle officiant based in the greater Washington, DC area. I am the founder of the Tasman Center for Jewish Creativity which offers in-person and online resources for those seeking Jewish learning, community classes & gatherings, and private spiritual coaching and rabbinic support. I lead Jewish mindfulness classes and monthly new moon workshops that incorporate creative expression and ritual. I love making Judaism creative, personalized, and accessible.
I bring warmth, a rich knowledge of tradition and inclusivity to meet couples, families, and students wherever they are in order to create a meaningful experience. Previously, I was the InterfaithFamily/DC (now 18Doors.org) director, serving the needs of interfaith couples and families throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
I was ordained by the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in 2012 and also hold a master of Jewish Education and a certificate of Non-Profit Management. I am a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and member of the Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network