The Introduction to Judaism Course is not a conversion class: rather, it is one of the prerequisites for converting to Judaism with a member of The Oregon Board of Rabbis. At some time during the classes, or at their conclusion, you will begin meeting with the rabbi of your choice to further your study on your journey to becoming Jewish. We encourage you to contact the rabbi as soon as you are ready to better understand his or her particular requirements for you.
For the purposes of this class, those seeking conversion will be required to:
- Earn a Certificate of Achievement from The Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Introduction Judaism Class. (This means attending at least 15 of the 18 lectures as well as fulfilling your financial obligation to the OBR)
- You are encouraged to attend services at a variety of Jewish congregations during your course of study. Contact the congregation in which you are interested by phone or online to find out the service times (JoAnn is occasionally able to accompany students to various congregations by pre-arranged schedule).
- Contact the rabbi of your choice as soon as you have decided with whom you wish to study, to let them know of your intention to convert. Again, JoAnn is happy to meet with you (by appointment) to discuss your follow-up plans.
We look forward to assisting you on your path to Judaism.