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The next cohort will most likely begin in early 2022

please email Rabbi Shaiman ( for more information

and to set up an introductory meeting


You have undoubtedly landed on this webpage as part of your search for meaning in your life – your desire to explore Judaism.

You have come to the right place.

Conversion to Judaism is about more than learning new concepts, it is an immersive experience. The Center for Conversion to Judaism, founded by Rabbi Stephen C. Lerner in 1981, has guided thousands of people on their journey to Judaism. Taking our classes, in conjunction with being personally mentored by a sponsoring rabbi, will give you the tools to live a full, rich, meaningful Jewish life.

Our deep experience in working with those seeking to become Jews by Choice will be invaluable to you on your journey.

Ruth in the Bible is considered the first Jew by Choice. Her commitment is summed up in a few remarks to her mother-in-law, “…your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” We hope you will join us in continuing Ruth’s journey for yourself – a personal and communal discovery of the Jewish way of holiness.

We have cohorts beginning every few months, so please be in touch with us to let us know you are interested! We will set up a personal interview to help you get started.


Rabbi Larry Sebert, Town & Village Synagogue

Rabbi Joel Shaiman, Center for Conversion to Judaism - Program Coordinator and Instructor


Fri, December 3 2021 29 Kislev 5782