Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld



Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld Headshot

Conversion requirements

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

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


Required (Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y.)

Beit din:

Required (Conservative rabbis and/or cantors)

Conversion location:

Orangeburg, N.Y. and surrounding areas

Mentoring sessions available in:


Conversion requirements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Brit milah/Hatafat dam brit:

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 Miriam will resume accepting new students in October of 2022. 

My whole life I have been on a spiritual journey exploring different ways of engaging with the rich tapestry of Judaism. I also love studying Jewish text and using it as a springboard for ways that we can make the world a better place.

Although I grew up in a Conservative household and have Conservative Smicha (ordination), I am continually on a physical and spiritual journey having started my rabbinical studies at a Reform rabbinical school and studied in modern Orthodox settings both as a child and as an adult. I have also lived in many places from Boulder, Colo. where I was born to New Orleans, La. to London, UK and Jerusalem, IL to name a few.

I love the outdoors and am an avid hiker and environmental activist. Gardening, knitting, and reading are also activities I enjoy in my spare time.

I can hardly wait to accompany you on your spiritual journey!


The Jewish Theological Seminary
Smicha (Rabbinical Ordination)
Master in Hebrew Literature

University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and Environmental Studies​​