“Where you go I will go, and where you stay, I will stay.                                                                                                                       Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” Ruth 1:16

Choosing to be a Jew is an exploratory process that begins through individual and familial experiences.  For many, this meaningful journey includes in-depth learning and familiarization with the roots of the Jewish cultures and customs directed towards building a personal Jewish identity and becoming “Am Israel”.  The Daniel Centers is the only non-orthodox synagogue that has State recognition to offer a unique conversion course for those who do not have a Jewish mother, yet have chosen to live as a Jew and seek status for Israeli citizenship.  

Our year-long conversion school engages the student with an emphasis on personal meaning and growth.  Our goal is to provide an open and supportive space to raise topics of discussion, as understood through our cultures’ heritage, traditions, history and Jewish symbols.

Studies are held once a week for 90 minutes each, and are available in three languages: Hebrew, Russian and English. For those who were raised and educated in Israel the length of studies may range from three months to one year.  

Classes guide the student through six main themes: the Jewish life cycle, Jewish traditions, holidays & festivals, Israel’s history & national holidays, the prayer book & prayers, and creating a Jewish home that is meaningful, inclusive and egalitarian.   Students are encouraged to embrace and apply Judaism within their daily lives and take part in life cycle events in a way that is reflective of themselves in the modern Jewish worldview.

It is important to note:

  1. We do not marry interfaith couples.  Both must be Jewish through lineage or conversion.  
  2. In accordance with the State of Israel Jewish recognition is matrilineal.  Therefor, those who have a Jewish father only, must convert to receive Jewish Israeli citizenship status. 
  3. Students must have Israel Residency to register. E.g. Temporary resident card A- 5. 

 

For more information on our conversion process and courses please contact Rabbi Galia Sadan at galia@beit-daniel.org.il or call:  972-52-890-8063