We are thrilled to support people on their spiritual journey. With our conversion to Judaism program, you will work with your choice of a Reform rabbi or cantor anywhere at any time. We are truly the yeshiva for converts, open to anyone.
Here is what is involved in a Reform conversion to Judaism:
Reform Conversion to Judaism Requirements
Reform Judaism has an open approach to conversion. While study with a rabbi or mentor is required, the rules of ritual circumcision or hatafat dam brit, bet din and mikvah may be more relaxed. Some rabbis, through rarely, offer conversion entirely through distance. Therefore, the requirements for conversion with a Reform rabbi are on a case by case basis.
The downside to this flexibility is that your conversion will not be in accordance with halacha, Jewish life. For some conversion students this is important, and for others it is not. You will need to work with your rabbi or cantor to decide what is right for you.
All conversion programs include a 30 day trial with a 100% money back guarantee, giving you the freedom to try different rabbis if need be, or to change your mind completely.
You will study for ten months, working through forty units of learning on subjects such as Shabbat, holidays, Jewish texts, Jewish history, the Jewish lifecycle and more.
At a minimum of once per month, you will meet with your mentor, a Reform rabbi or cantor. This can be done online with Skype or similar software, on the phone or in person depending on where you and your mentor live. These meetings are an opportunity to ask questions about Judaism, conversion, or anything that is on your mind.