In Reform congregations, there is no doubt that those who convert bring a special passion and dedication to their familys Judaism and to our community. Clearly the Jewish community benefits greatly from the gifts that Jews by Choice bring us.
Often, all it takes for someone to begin the conversion process is an invitation, be it verbal or non verbal. Many Jews by Choice report that they would have converted sooner if someone had only asked.
Help congregation to create a culture that invites and encourages conversion and supports those who are going through the process of conversion.
Im not ready to convert and I want to understand my Jewish options. Consider hosting a session like this in your congregation. This one-time class is designed specifically for people who are a vibrant, contributing part of your synagogue community, but for whatever reason have not officially converted to Judaism. Offering such a class is a wonderful way to send those who are not yet Jewish in your community a message that they are valued.