Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh



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Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

Not required


Required (Natural mikvah — Ocean or river)

Beit din:

Required (Reform and Renewal rabbis)

Conversion location:

Congregation B'nai Israel in Monroe, La. 

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 (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

Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh is a Post-Denominational rabbi serving a Reform congregation.

Shalom! I am a progressive, creative Post-Denominational Rabbi who became a rabbi as a second career later in life. My first career was as an award-winning singer and recording artist specializing in Jewish music and music for families, a cantorial soloist, and educator. I have been a Jewish educator since I was 15 years old, and I love to teach and help people gain knowledge and understanding.

I live in Central Louisiana with my husband, Bob, where we are both active members of our community.  We have three children, six grandchildren, and three “grand-dogs.” In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, and I run two, non-profit organizations. I also read, watch movies, travel, and am considered a compulsive knitter.

I am excited that you have made this sacred and important decision to become Jewish. Judaism encourages us to question and challenge — there are no stupid questions. As your mentor, I look forward to answering your questions, hearing your story, and working with you on this very personal and spiritual journey.


Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)

Indiana University Bloomington
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Theatre

Private Instruction
Certification, Vibrational Healing

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