Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer




Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required


Not required but recommended

Beit din:

Not required but recommended (Reform rabbis, cantors, and/or lay leaders)

Conversion location:

Portland, Ore.

Mentoring sessions available in:

English, Spanish

Student levels accepted:


Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required (No change)


Not required (No change)

Beit din:

Not required (Virtual beit din via video conferencing is also acceptable.)

I am happy to work with

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

Personal statement

After working for mainstream, organized religion for a few years, I found myself called to leave. I became a high school math teacher and founded Religion-Outside-The-Box (ROTB), which empowers adults to find and be with the G-d of their understanding. ROTB seeks to feed the spiritually hungry – wherever help is needed.

My initial question to you will be, “What is it that you feel you need to do in order to feel authentic telling people you are Jewish?” From there, we will figure out your options. Just as no two individuals are alike, neither is your path and that of anyone else.

I look forward to seeing how I can help.


Pepperdine University
Master of Arts, Education

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Arts, Hebrew Letters

Tufts University
Bachelor of Arts, Museum Architecture

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