For those who were raised in a different faith, or with no faith at all, but have been living “Jewishly”; for those whose spouse or partner is Jewish; or for those who have simply discovered that the values and traditions of Judaism make sense in their lives, we invite you to take the next step. Temple Beth-El warmly welcomes and supports those who are interested in becoming Jewish.
Our clergy are honored to work with those wishing to convert to Judaism. The process includes enrolling in an Introduction to Judaism class, individual meetings with the clergy, and active engagement in Jewish life. It is a process which usually is completed over the course of a year, and culminates with immersion in a mikveh (ritual bath) and an opportunity to celebrate this new beginning with a blessing at the congregation.