Brit Milah/Hatafat: Recommended (supervision not required)
Mikvah: Yes (any body of water with at least a symbolical amount of living water, collected from rain, snow, lake or river, etc.)
Bet Din: Yes (two lay committed Jews)
Conversion Location: Columbia, MO
Students Accepted: Scholarship, Chai, Mitzvah
My Judaism is based on continuous-on end learning while “daring” to ask challenging questions. It is ethics that comprise the foundations of Judaism propped up, however, by ritual and ceremony that should not be neglected.
Who am I? I am a native of Israel and a veteran of the IDF. I earned a doctorate in US history and published my dissertation as US Policy on Jerusalem. I have also been awarded by the Hebrew Union College the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, in recognition of my “commitment, dedication, and service to Judaism and the Jewish people”. Besides my love for Judaism and scholarship, I love my four dogs with whom I hike daily. I love to travel to foreign countries and learn about unfamiliar cultures and geography.
I will learn with and be a resource on Judaism with anyone who is interested in adopting Judaism; as such I have no restrictions on what “type” of folks with whom I would have the privilege to guide towards conversion