Darshan Yeshiva Jewish Conversion Program

Preparation Process: One-on-one mentorship and study with a rabbi of one’s chosen movement (including: Conservative/Masorti, Reform, Reconstructionist, Jewish Renewal, Humanistic, and Post-denominational/Pluralistic), and participation in other activities.

Ritual Requirements: Varies depending on which rabbi one is working with.

Costs: $1990 (if a need-based scholarship is requested), otherwise $2390. Most converts will also need to include the cost of traveling to the location of the mentor rabbi.

Can this program be done online: Yes, except for the final rituals.

Is this program bi-religious friendly? It depends on which rabbi one chooses to work with.

In what movements will this conversion be accepted: This will depend on the denominational affiliation of the rabbi one is working with.

Geographic limitations: Darshan Yeshiva does not support conversion for people in the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, Cuba, China, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen.

Age limitations: Darshan Yeshiva only accepts students who are 18 years of age or older, unless they are studying with a parent who is also converting.

Notes/Comments: While the cost is (in my opinion) quite high, I have taken other coursework from Darshan Yeshiva and can testify to the quality of the content they create. I also am impressed by the one-on-one element of this program and by the broad range of rabbis that work with their students.