The Process and Requirements

If you would like to go through the Teshuvah program for conversion to Judaism, here is the process it will take:

  1. Click on the link here to access the application form. Fill out the form and submit it.
  2. After submitting the form, you will be contacted by email to set an appointment for on online video interview.
  3. After completing the interview, you will be notified within a week regarding your acceptance, or if more information is required.
  4. After acceptance into the program, you will be asked to submit a deposit and set up a payment plan for the tuition.
  5. Once the deposit is received, you will be notified and your program will be confirmed
  6. Once you receive confirmation, you will receive the first video, which is an introduction to the program.
  7. The program consists of 100 half-hour video lessons designed to be viewed, two per week. In addition to the video lessons, you will attend one live group class (webinar style) and one live individual class per month. The group classes cover topics relevant to the season, Torah readings, upcoming holidays, and current events that are relative to your status or the Jewish people as a whole.  The private classes are designed to allow you to ask personal questions or discuss things that are private, things that you are struggling with, or questions you might not feel comfortable asking in a group setting.
  8. There will be additional assignments each week given either by email or at the end of the recorded class. Some of these assignments will ask you to do something, research something, explain something or read something.
  9. In addition to the recorded lessons, live group and private sessions and additional assigments, you will be asked to read one book per month that will fill in the holes and provide a good foundation for you as a Jewish man or woman.
  10. When all lessons and assignments have been completed, you will discuss with your instructor what dates work for you to come to Israel and you will be given an appointment to meet with Rabbi Riskin in person. At that point a date will be set up for your beit din and mikveh.  Women will be accompanied to the mikveh by Penina Taylor and men will be accompanied by Pinchas Taylor.
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