Conversion

Conversion

How to Convert to Judaism

The process varies from movement to movement, but certain rituals are common to all of them.

Conversion

Converting to Judaism: How to Get Started

How to find an introductory Judaism class.

Conversion

Denominational Differences On Conversion

Differences between the movements grow out of more basic disagreements in philosophy and belief.

How to Find Jewish Resources Near You

Directories for locating synagogues and other Jewish institutions in your area.

10 Great Introduction-to-Judaism Books

Looking for a Judaism 101 book to start your Jewish learning?

Conversion 101

What you need to know about converting to Judaism.

Conversion Quiz

How much do you know about conversion to Judaism?

How To Decide If You Should Convert to Judaism

Becoming Jewish requires careful consideration and extensive self-examination.

Try It, You’ll Like It: Should Jews Proselytize?

Liberal Jews who support outreach claim that active proselytism was the Jewish tradition until the Roman Empire outlawed conversion to Judaism under penalty of death.

How to Pick a Hebrew Name

One of the joys of being "like a newborn baby" after the conversion is that you get to pick a Hebrew name--which is easier than you may think.

“Funny, You Don’t Look Jewish”

Not actually funny. Not actually a compliment.

A Global Conversion

The convert was in New South Wales. And the rabbis on the beit din were in Georgia, Tennessee, New York and New Mexico.

From Looking Jewish to Being Jewish

Cultural anthropologists call it ‘going native’. You find yourself in the field as a participant observer of your host culture ...

Navigating Orthodox Conversion with a Feminist Sensibility

I was 75 percent Jewish, I told the Orthodox rabbi, my paternal grandparents and one maternal grandparent were all Jewish. “So, you’re not Jewish,” he replied.