Rabbi Barry Altmark




Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required


Required (The Mikvah at Temple Beth-El Birmingham or Chabad of Alabama)

Beit din:

Required (Reform rabbis, Post-Denominational rabbis and/or cantors)

Conversion location:

Birmingham, Ala.*

Mentoring sessions available in:


Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required (No change)


Required (No change)

Beit din:

Required (No change)

I am happy to work with

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

Personal statement

Conversion to Judaism is a serious and wonderful process. Committing yourself to the Jewish Peoplehood is like no other experience in this world. We will study together at your pace, and throughout this process, we will review, discuss, and work together to make Judaism a meaningful part of your life.

I have been blessed to be able to share my talents and knowledge of Judaism with students from all over this world. Baruch Hashem (blessed is the name [of G-d]), I look forward to sharing Judaism with you, too!

*Conversion to include a celebration with family and friends at a restaurant, the Levite Jewish Community Center of Birmingham, or Temple Emanu-El.


Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)

University of Judaism
Bachelor of Arts, Rabbinic Literature

California State University at Northridge
Bachelor of Arts, Religious Literature