conversion to Judaism Tag

For things to work smoothly, there are often many moving parts and many people who move them. Sometimes there is that one pivotal human being who just makes all the difference. Rabbi Dan Zer, director of the Jerusalem district of the Conversion Authority, is one...

Shavei Israel had the honor of having two very special guests: David and Denise Heiblum, survivors of the October 7 attack, who shared their personal story about their approach to Judaism and a message of hope. Denise and David were married not long ago in a...

We recently reviewed the movie Converts: The Journey of Becoming Jewish, a Holyland Productions film, which follows several non-Jews from around the world as they go through the conversion process. Our review, however, is incomplete without a piece by Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, the director of...

Converts: The Journey of Becoming Jewish, a Holyland Productions film, follows several non-Jews from around the world as they go through the conversion process.  The film takes us behind the scenes on their journey of self-discovery as they negotiate relationships with family, friends and significant others....

Eleven Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom recently immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, were remarried Wednesday in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Nordia, near Netanya, after completing their formal conversion to Judaism by the Chief Rabbinate. The 11...