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Is your conversion program Orthodox, Conservative or Reform?
Students have the ability to choose Reform, Jewish Renewal, Humanistic and post-denominational conversions. Orthodox conversions will be coming in the futur...
Fri, 31 Mar, 2017 at 4:02 PM
Will you turn me away three times?
No, we do not turn students away three times.  If we feel our program is not appropriate for you, our decision will be final unless we tell you ot...
Mon, 25 Jan, 2016 at 1:08 PM
How long does the program take and can I do it faster?
Our program is designed to take ten months. In some cases, students are able to finish their coursework in less than ten months. It is at their rabb...
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015 at 5:29 PM
What if I am in an interfaith marriage/relationship?
The Darshan Yeshiva accepts Jewish students in interfaith relationships in any of our programs. Note that for the conversion program, there may be...
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 at 12:51 PM
I want to convert but my spouse/partner isn’t Jewish. Will you help me?
Currently, a few of our rabbis will do conversions where there is a non-Jewish spouse, provided that if you have young children, that they will be raised ...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 1:33 PM
I want to convert but I do not want to convert my children. Will you help me?
Yes, and no. If you have young children in the home, you are required to raise them as Jews. Some of our rabbis will do conversions without requiring th...
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Will you do conversions for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals?
 Absolutely! Currently all of our rabbis will do conversions for LGBT people. Additionally, FTM transgender persons are not required to perform brit...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 1:40 PM
I am outside the United States or Canada. Can I join your program?
Our program is available to anyone who speaks fluent English or Italian. Our program also only available to students who maintain citizenship in the Unite...
Thu, 21 Dec, 2017 at 10:09 AM
Who developed this program?
Our program was designed by our staff and volunteers. In addition, it was peer reviewed by rabbis serving Conservative and non-denominational synagogue ...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 1:55 PM
What kind of technology do I need?
You will need a computer with speakers/headphones and either a webcam for your mentor Skype sessions or a phone. Ideally, your computer should b...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 at 2:10 PM