Conversion and Choosing Judaism

Dawn Kepler is the Chair of our Outreach Committee

Dearer to God than all of the Israelites
who stood at Mount Sinai is the convert.

Had the Israelites not witnessed
the lightning, thunder, and quaking mountain,
and had they not heard the sounds of the shofar,
they would not have accepted the Torah. 
But the convert,
who did not see or hear any of these things,
urrendered to God and accepted the yoke of heaven.
Can anyone be dearer to God than such a person?
-Tanhuma (ed. Buber), Lekh Lekha 6:32 


 Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you lodge, I will lodge.
Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.

 Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.  

-Ruth, a Moabite and the great-grandmother of King David,  

who chose to convert to Judaism. (Ruth 1:16-17) 


Curious about conversion? Are you interested in exploring the idea of conversion? Would you like to speak with one of our Rabbis? Our Rabbis are warm and welcoming and look forward to meeting, learning and exploring with you.

If you are interested in learning more about the conversion process, or about deepening your connection to Judaism, please click here  to contact one of our Rabbis. 

To view a detailed bibliography of conversion resources, please click here.

To view a pamphlet from the Union of Reform Judaism on Becoming a Jew, please click here

For more conversion resources, please visit
Read a recent article from the j. News Weekly about experiences of the conversion process, including members of Temple Sinai: Men behaving Jewishly: Choosing Judaism, they forge their own path 

What about after conversion?
Jews by choice are often interested in deepening their knowledge.  We invite you to attend any of our adult education classes. If you are interested in joining a discussion group for people who have also experienced this journey, then please contact Dawn Kepler by clicking here.