Over the years, we’ve received countless requests to create an online conversion to Judaism program.
So we’re doing it. But we need your help.
If you’re interested in the program, simply register below.
Here’s what we know so far about our program under development:
The educational component will be distance learning-based, powered by our sister website Darshan Yeshiva. It will be self paced, so you can learn at your own schedule.
There will be costs associated with the program. Developing the content for the classes, redesigning the website, administering the program, helping guide potential converts as well as the bet din and mikvah costs time and money. You can help lower those costs by donating to this project, but nevertheless, it will cost something to do the program and scholarships are unlikely to be possible (but God willing, it could happen).
There will be in-person conversion ceremonies in Atlanta, GA. Men will be required to undergo circumcision or hatafat dam brit prior to meeting with our post-denominational bet din. Potential converts will go in front of a bet din and the ritual of mikvah will be performed. A certificate will be given and a small social will happen later to celebrate.
The conversions will be valid, but not under Orthodoxy or Israeli law. Just as Reform and Conservative conversions are not taken as valid by Orthodox rabbis, our post-denominational conversion would not be either. However, because our program will include a bet din, mikveh and brit milah for men, the conversions will be valid and anyone who says otherwise would be ignoring halacha (Jewish law).
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The bet din of Darshan Yeshiva