Conversion to Judaism: Frequently Asked Questions

Conversion to JudaismAvailable in on-screen reading friendly (PDF) and printer-friendly, downloadable (PDF) versions.

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Conversion is a very significant and personal decision. While there are as many questions — and answers! — as there are stars in the sky, we’ve tried to address some of the more frequently asked questions.

In Conversion to Judaism: frequently asked questions, our newly redesigned booklet, we offer clear, non-judgmental answers to the questions we’ve been asked most frequently over the years. Questions including:

  • Does Judaism seek converts?
  • Why would someone convert?
  • How do I know if Judaism is right for me?
  • If I become a Jew, how will I relate to my family?
  • If I decide Judaism is for me, what do I do to become a Jew?
  • How will I know when I’m ready to convert?
  • Are there different requirements for conversion among the Jewish denominations?
  • And more…

This beautiful booklet is sure to be a helpful resource for all seekers. Consider having it on hand for individuals to take from a bulletin board or brochure rack — somewhere they can take it, when just becoming curious, without having to ask for it. But keep some on hand, too, to give to those who approach you with questions.


18Doors is here to support interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship provides offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have questions, please contact


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