Alyth welcomes anyone who is making a step into Jewish life, whether it is as part of a Jewish family, or in a personal spiritual journey. We will be delighted to help you.
The first step is to visit the community to make sure it feels right for you, and to make an appointment to meet with one of our clergy team who will accompany you through the process. To make an appointment with a rabbi or cantor, please contact Rabbi Hannah Kingston or Rabbi Elliott Karstadt.
The conversion process at Alyth has three main elements: Jewish learning, Jewish living, and developing Jewish identity. The Jewish learning component is fulfilled by attending our “Judaism – The Essentials” course, and learning how to read Hebrew. Jewish living means participating in the life of the Alyth community, including attending Shabbat and Festival services. Your developing Jewish identity will be explored as you meet regularly with our clergy.
The conversion process takes a minimum of about 15 months, before you appear before the Movement for Reform Judaism Bet Din to complete your transition into the Jewish community.