Reconstructing Judaism – Conversion Programs
Preparation Process: Like many other Jewish movements, there is an expectation that potential converts will complete a course of study (often through a class) and engage with Jewish life.
Ritual Requirements: Most communities require a bet din and a mikveh ritual. Some may also require males1 to be circumcised, but many communities will not due to growing conversation about the ritual in this movement.
Costs: Varies by community, most often converts will be responsible for paying for the cost their class and possibly or the mikveh and/or bet din. But many communities offer scholarships for these costs.
Can this program be done online?: Unknown
Is this program bi-religious friendly? Unknown
In what movements will this conversion be accepted?:
- Humanistic: Yes
- Reform: Yes (see CCAR responsa)
- Reconstructing Judaism: Yes
- Renewal: Likely Yes
- Conservative/Masorti: Possibly, if certain rituals like Bet Din and Mikveh took place. (see RA responsa)
- Orthodox: No
- Post-Denominational: Likely yes
Notes/Comments: I have found very little about conversion in this movement online, so if you have any information or resources on this topic, please contact me.