Ask the Conservative Rabbi: Conversion to Judaism
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked if one spouse can convert to Judaism while the other remains a Christian. He is also asked if an intermarried convert to Judaism could become a rabbi.
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked for help finding a Reform rabbi and Judaism course in Long Island or Queens, New York for a potential convert to Judaism.
Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked by a potential convert to Judaism if he can become a Jew without becoming an Israeli.
A convert to Conservative Judaism asks Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is his conversion will be accepted in Israel and if he is eligible for the right of return to the Jewish State.
Conservative Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner is asked if an adult who is converting to Judaism must undergo circumcision.
Does a convert's status as a Jew become invalid if Jewish practices are not performed?
Bruce James converted to Orthodox Judaism in June 1980. Bruce has continued his Jewish studies, including learning Talmud each day in the Daf Yomi program. In honor of the 20th anniversary of his conversion, in 2000, he translated a page of Talmud Tractate Kesubos for Art Scroll Publications and is listed in Kesubos as an editorial contributor. Bruce has contributed the following articles to the About Judaism site.
What are the duties of a new convert to Judaism? Will a convert's status as a Jew become invalid if Jewish practices are not performed?
Conservative Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner describes how to convert to Judaism.
What is the cost of conversion?
Why doesn't Orthodox Judaism accept Conservative conversions?
How do I convert the child I adopted?
Can a Reform convert make aliyah, immigrate to Israel?
Can a Cohen marry a convert?
Can a person who is hearing impaired convert to Judaism?
How can I convert my newborn baby?
Does the Conservative movement accept a convert who has undergone a Reform conversion?
Is conversion with ritual immersion acceptable?
A single mother, who has converted herself, asks if she must also have her children converted.
Where can a convert, especially one with an unsupportive family, get support during the conversion process?