Religious services and learning Reform Conversion

“For whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” Ruth, 1/16

Conversion is the process of an individual joining the Jewish People. This meaningful journey includes: an in-depth learning and familiarization with the roots of the culture and its customs, and building a personal Jewish identity that is manifested by joining “Am Israel”, accepting the principals of Judaism, and living an open modern Jewish life, as acceptable in the Reform Movement.

Please note that converts who complete their conversion process through the Daniel Centers will be registered as Jews on their Israeli ID.

Studies at our conversion school are held once a week for an hour and half and are available in three languages: Hebrew, Russian and English. Depending on the background of the convert, the length of studies range from 3 months to 1 year.

Instead of dictating how are students should act and interpret Jewish text and tradition, we encourage them to think and feel. Our goal is to raise a topic of discussion and discuss it together as understood through our culture, heritage, tradition, history and Jewish symbols. In addition, we believe our converts should find their own personal way to implement their Jewishness actively on a day-to-day basis, on holidays, and during Jewish life cycle events.

During the year-long course, we engage in 6 main themes: the Jewish life cycle, Israeli holidays (including contemporary days of remembrance), the prayer book and prayers, the history of Israel, the creation of a Jewish home and Jewish values and faith.

It is important to note:

a. We do not marry mix couples (Jews and non- Jews). The future spouse must convert before being able to be married by our Rabbis.

b. Those who have a Jewish father but a non-Jewish mother must still undergo the conversion process. At the Daniel Centers, we offer a unique course for those who do not have a Jewish mother but were raised in the Israeli education system.

c. Students can only start the process if they have a temporary resident card (A – 5).

Read testimonies from our conversion students!

For more information on our conversion courses and the conversion process, please contact Rabbi Galia Sadan at galia@beit-daniel.org.il or call:  972-52-8908063