Rabbi Dr. Adam Fogel



Adam G Fogel PhD

Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Alternative rituals may be explored and discussed


Preferred but not required

Beit din:

Preferred but not required; If bet din is part of the conversion, it would be virtual (in person could be arranged)

Conversion location:

Visalia, CA (but conversions are virtual)

Mentoring sessions available in:


Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Alternative rituals may be explored and discussed

Beit din:

I am happy to work with

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

Personal statement

Congratulations on your decision to embark on this amazing and wonderful journey! My name is Adam Fogel… it is a pleasure “meeting” you!

I am a pluralistic, non-denominational Rabbi and am the founder of MindfulJudaism.com. In addition, I am a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.

I am so often amazed by the courage and intention it requires to enter Jewish practice and community by choice and the myriad of reasons why you are doing so. It would be my honor and privilege to be a part of your journey and hope to assist you in making your experience as meaningful as possible.

In my own life, I have experienced a variety of “Judaisms”. I was born and raised in Los Angeles in an Israeli-American family. While we did not observe traditional Jewish laws and rituals (halacha) for the most part, I attended Orthodox Jewish day schools through Junior high before attending a Reform Jewish community high school.

Following high school, I began a lifelong Zen meditation practice studying with Buddhist, Jewish, and Christian Zen Masters and trained as a Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher through the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. This has uniquely influenced my sensitivity to the importance of integrative spiritualities and the experience of individuals in interfaith or multifaith families.

I am dedicated to helping you nurture and experience a deep, personal spirituality where you are empowered to create a contemplative, meaningful Judaism and discover an authentic, meaningful relationship with the Divine, enhancing love and compassion for yourself and others.

I look forward to the possibility of hearing from you and being a part of your journey!


Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary
Smicha (rabbinical ordination)

Pacifica Graduate Institute
PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Depth Psychology

Phillips Graduate Institute
MA in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy