As a member of Liberal Judaism, we welcome all sincere converts to Judaism.
The path towards conversion to Judaism is one requiring substantial commitment. The course, usually lasting at least a year, sometimes longer, is administered and validated centrally by Liberal Judaism, but taught locally here in Norwich.
The process of conversion is delivered in accordance with the procedure of the Beit Din (Rabbinic Court) of Liberal Judaism.
It includes a minimum of 6 months of study and a year of experiencing all the Jewish festivals. During the course of year, the prospective candidate will also experience life in a Jewish community, attending services regularly, observing celebrations in the community such a Bat / Bar Mitzvah and other life cycle events.
The conversion programme begins with an interview or discussion with our rabbi. Once accepted, it will require a period of study, attendance at services, becoming a member of our community (“Friends” category), learning Hebrew, and participating in community events.
The final step, when our rabbi thinks you are ready, is to have an interview with the Beit Din of Liberal Judaism at the Montagu Centre in London.
Liberal Judaism has a “frequently asked questions” section on their website here.
If you are thinking about converting, you are more than welcome to approach us to talk about it. You can use the contact form here to make contact, or come along to one of our services.