Conversion

The decision to become Jewish dates back to the Book of Ruth, whose heroine made this same choice. We can put a modern twist on conversion by creating prayers, rituals, and blessings—adding our own voices to the ongoing story of the Jewish people. 

Latest Rituals

“We all have a name / given by the mountains we climb”
person standing on mountain in front of sea of clouds and sunshine

“I close my eyes like a newborn as I immerse”

Prayer at Mikveh

“May I feel belonging and chosenness in all spaces.”

A Ritual Before Meeting with Your Beit Din for Conversion

Blessing for an online mikveh immersion

Waters of Change: Blessing over a Zoom Mikveh

A virtual conversion ritual with handwashing to evoke the mikveh

Handwashing Ritual for Online Conversion

Welcoming recent converts to Judaism

Blessing for Newcomers

A meditation for those who do not read Hebrew but wish to learn Torah

In Each Word a Generation

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