Conversion to Judaism

Choosing a Jewish life is a tremendous decision, which we believe is taken seriously as a result of study with the clergy and your relationship with the Jewish community. We warmly invite our interest. All of our clergy meet personally with conversion candidates, while they participate in the Conversion course offered by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City.

Conversion is available at every age or stage of life, including young children in the case of adoption or birth by a non-Jewish mother. We perform your child’s conversion lovingly, respectfully and privately if this is what your family chooses.

Community-wide Course: “Judaism for Conversionā€

Meets Thursday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm

The year-long course will be taught on a rotating basis by rabbis hin the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements and is intended to acquaint those considering conversion to Judaism with what it means to live Jewishly. Each student is required to secure a congregational rabbinic sponsor and meet the conversion requirements developed by their rabbinic sponsor.

Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. and the location rotates among the synagogues. Students learn about Jewish holidays, home celeĀ­brations, life-cycle observances, rituals and Jewish prayer, Torah, Judaism’s view of God, and about our religion’s movements. Each class includes a 30-minute Hebrew component. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Menorah Heritage Foundation.

For more information about conversion or upcoming educational classes, contact our Rabbi or the KC Rabbinical Association

Congregation Beth Shalom

14200 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
Phone - (913) 647-7279
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Mt. Carmel Cemetery

5529 Ditzler Road, Raytown, MO 64133
Phone - (816) 398-9290
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