Rabbi Marge Wise



Rabbi Marge Wise Headshot

Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

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



Beit din:

Required (Conservative rabbis and/or cantors)

Conversion location:

Caldwell, N.J.

Mentoring sessions available in:

English, A different language

Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

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

I’m honored to be with Darshan Yeshiva and I’m very excited to meet you!

A lifelong Conservative Jew, I was born and raised in New York. I began my career in the Jewish community as a teenager, joining and later becoming president of my synagogue’s chapter of the United Synagogue Youth. From youth director to Hebrew school teacher to Rebbetzin (the wife of a rabbi*) to b’nai mitzvah (coming-of-age ceremony) instructor and Adult Education teacher to co-owner of a Judaica store to Executive Director to Rabbi, I have a passion for doing keruv (outreach) to anyone and everyone seeking to learn about our heritage – Jews and other-than-Jews alike.

I love to do outreach with people of all ages and stages, always seeking to convey my love for the treasure that is Judaism, combined with my goal of embracing and welcoming those who are drawn to our religion and to our traditions. I’ve been privileged to teach prospective Jews, and I’ve taught numerous subjects to individuals of all ages and backgrounds. It doesn’t matter whether you have a lot, a little, or no prior knowledge of Judaism. My goal is to be with you on this journey, so that it may result in a meaningful and lasting part of who you are and of who you might like to be.

*My late husband was Rabbi Joseph Wise (z”l).


The Academy for Jewish Religion
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master of Arts, Jewish Studies

Iona College
Master of Arts, Pastoral Counseling

Queens College
Bachelor of Arts, Hebrew and Judaic Studies; minor in Education

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