Rabbi Sarah will resume accepting new students in July of 2022.
Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Required with some exceptions made (Supervision is not required.)
Mikveh: Required (Adas Israel Community Mikvah in Washington, D.C.)
Bet Din: Required (Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and/or Post-Denominational rabbis and/or cantors)
Conversion Location: Washington, D.C.
Additional Languages: Hebrew, Spanish
Students Levels: Mitzvah, Chai
Conversion requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic
Brit Milah/Hatafat Dam Brit: Required (No change)
Mikveh: Required (Local immersion with attestation from an approved witness is acceptable.)
Bet Din: Required (Virtual bet din via video conferencing is acceptable.)
I am happy to work with
Families with children: The family would participate in Jewish learning or practice.
LGBTQ+ candidates: Additionally, I would make sure the candidate is comfortable with the mikveh guide/witness.
Interfaith or dual-faith relationship: The other-than-Jewish 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, D.C. 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, 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, D.C.
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
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Jewish Education, Rabbinical Studies
American Jewish University
Certificate of Non-Profit Management
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