Conversion to Judaism
Gerut (conversion) is a challenging and powerful process of preparation that takes at least a year. During this period, the prospective Jew-by-Choice studies about Judaism, participates in the life of the synagogue and the Jewish community, and develops his or her personal commitment to the faith. Requirements include active participation in the Introduction to Judaism class, and Choosing Judaism; personal reflection and study; meetings with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, and a gerut ceremony to formally welcome the new member of our community. Also recommended is a Beginner Hebrew class, either through Congregation Shalom or through the Union for Reform Judaism.