Rabbi Alfredo Winter

(He/Him/His)

Conservative

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Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Required (Approved certification of the procedure is also acceptable.)

Mikvah:

Required (Mikvah Chai at Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue in Washington, D.C., or the Mikvah at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, Penn.)

Beit din:

Required (Conservative rabbis and/or cantors)

Conversion location:

Washington, D.C., or Wynnewood, Penn.

Mentoring sessions available in:

English, Spanish, A different language

Student levels accepted:

Mitzvah, Chai, Scholarship

Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Required (No change)

Mikvah:

Required (No change)

Beit din:

Required (Virtual beit din via video conferencing is also acceptable.)

I am happy to work with

Families with children, People who identify as LGBTQ, People in interfaith or dual-faith relationships

Personal statement

I was born in South America to parents who fled Europe at the beginning of World War II. From an early age, I was exposed to my father’s work building bridges with different segments of the Jewish community as well as his pioneer efforts to further relations within the multi-faith community of Uruguay, where I grew up. I was inspired by this work and decided to pursue a rabbinic career that would extend our family’s rabbinic dynasty dating back to the 16th century.

I have lived in five different countries within Latin America as well as in the United States, and I have a wealth of experience in working with individuals of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. It is my firm belief that conveying an understanding of the rich tapestry of the Jewish religion and tradition to people raised in an environment with little or no knowledge of it is a transformative experience. My goal is to work with you to capture the essence of this journey, so that it may result in a meaningful and everlasting part of your identity.

Education

The Jewish Theological Seminary
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master in Hebrew Letters

Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, Argentina (JTS educational affiliate)
Graduate

Universidad de Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Master of Philosophy

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