Sponsoring rabbis serve as mentors and oversee the fundamentals of the conversion proces.
The particulars can vary, but typically it involves appearing before a Beit Din, immersing in a mikveh, and adopting a Hebrew name.
Studying for conversion is not merely about acquiring information, but the development of a new identity.
Jewish tradition respects both the totality of a convert's transformation and the continued ties to their family of origin.
Comprehensive knowledge of Judaism isn't a prerequisite for conversion, only a desire to be Jewish and a readiness to align one's fate with the Jewish people.
When I chose to become Jewish, I didn’t choose my Hebrew name. It sort of chose me.
My involvement with Judaism began with a Jewish boyfriend, but I ultimately converted for myself.
For some converts, choosing Judaism brings with it a number of complex family challenges.
The choice of a new name can represent a declaration of intent to embody a particular Jewish value.
For some converts to Judaism, it can take time to truly feel like a member of the tribe.