Being recognized as Jewish/Israel issues

Legitimacy, being recognized as Jewish by the state of Israel, joining a synagogue, etc.

Can I convert with your program for Israeli citizenship? Are your conversions recognized in Israel?
No conversion program can predict the changing nature of another country’s political climate. Therefore, we are unable to provide conversion with the ...
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016 at 6:42 PM
Will I have problems joining a synagogue if I choose your program?
There has never been an instance where someone has converted with any of the rabbis in our program (or outside of our program, to the best of our know...
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016 at 6:44 PM
Some rabbis require mikvah/bet din/brit milah and others don’t. Which rabbi is doing conversions “right”? What is the right halacha (Jewish law) on conversion?
Each of our rabbis is in good standing with their movement. They adhere to what their movement requires of them. In some cases that means doing conversi...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 1:29 PM
Can I convert without brit milah, bet din or mikvah?
Some Darshan Yeshiva rabbis do not require bet din, mikvah or brit milah. If you choose to convert with a Darshan Yeshiva rabbi who does not require bri...
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020 at 10:15 AM
Why convert? I have been living a Jewish life for years!
People convert to Judaism for different reasons. Some people, like yourself, simply join the Jewish community through your religious practices and feel like...
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015 at 1:55 PM