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Shabbat Service – (7/1/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/1/2022)
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 1st at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Beth Singer and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/2/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/2/2022)
Jul 2 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Shabbat Service – (7/8/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/8/2022)
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 8th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Sarah Joselow Parris and Cantor Marsha Attie.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/9/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/9/2022)
Jul 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Shabbat Service – (7/15/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/15/2022)
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbinical Student and Director of Youth Education Leo Fuchs and Cantor Arik Luck.To best ensure we can provide a … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/16/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/16/2022)
Jul 16 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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A Night at the Movies with YALC! Thor: Love and Thunder 2:45 pm
A Night at the Movies with YALC! Thor: Love and Thunder
Jul 17 @ 2:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Date Sunday, July 17Time Movie at 4:00 PMWhere Kabuki Movie Theater 1881 Post St.Excited for the new installment to the MCU? Join us for Thor: Love and Thunder! We're getting together a group of Marvel enthusiasts and newbie … Continued
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Shabbat Service – (7/22/2022) 6:00 pm
Shabbat Service – (7/22/2022)
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for In-Person Friday Night Shabbat Services this Friday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm!Led by Rabbi Jason Rodich and Cantor Arik Luck.To best ensure we can provide a safe and sacred experience, please note … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/23/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/23/2022)
Jul 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Emanu-El Reads: People Love Dead Jews (Dara Horn) 7:00 pm
Emanu-El Reads: People Love Dead Jews (Dara Horn)
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Group Discussion of "People Love Dead Jews" with Alexa AsherWednesday, July 27, 7:00 – 8:30pm, Reuben Rinder ChapelOur very own Engagement Program Manager, Alexa Asher, will lead the discussion. Alexa holds a Master’s in Holocaust Studies from … Continued
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Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/30/2022) 9:15 am
Clergy-Led Torah Study (7/30/2022)
Jul 30 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Torah Study with a member of our Clergy, followed by Mourner's Kaddish and Healing Prayer. To participate, click here.
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Conversion

Pathways to Choosing Judaism at Congregation Emanu-El

Choosing Judaism at Congregation Emanu-El entails a period of spiritual, textual, and practical learning. The prospective convert studies about Judaism, participates in the life of the synagogue, and develops and deepens his or her personal commitment and relationship with God, Torah, and the Jewish people.

Conversion is a challenging and powerful process. While it requires strong dedication and soul-searching, the results are extraordinary. If you are interested in converting at Emanu-El, please fill out this form completely. Contact Conversion Assistant David Wolk with any questions

Preparation for conversion at Congregation Emanu-El includes the following activities:

Introduction to Judaism – The prospective convert usually begins with this course, taught by clergy. It is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover Jewish knowledge. Each session will have two parts: an initial presentation on a specific topic, followed by discussion groups.

The Guide Rabbi – Each student will have a guide rabbi from our rabbinic faculty. The guide rabbi will periodically have individual meetings with the prospective candidate.

Jewish Living – The prospective convert begins to “view the world through Jewish eyes” through the celebration of Sabbath and holidays, observance of mitzvot, and participation in the Jewish community. Although not required, an ability to read Hebrew enhances participation in the synagogue and in Jewish ritual. The guide rabbi can provide suggestions on how to acquire a basic reading knowledge of Hebrew.

The Conversion Group – This group meets monthly during the winter and spring and creates an environment of guidance and support as individuals participate in various Jewish activities. Individuals will write a letter before each group meeting, reflecting on their Jewish experience during the preceding month. They will also read selections from books chosen in consultation with the guide rabbi.

When the guide rabbi and the candidate agree that the individual is prepared for conversion, the Rabbi will schedule an appointment for the Beit Din (rabbinic court), mikvah (ritual immersion) and conversion ceremony. Prospective male converts can discuss the issue of circumcision with their guide rabbi.

Guidelines for conversion:

  • Synagogue participation
  • Completion of three trimesters of “Introduction to Judaism”
  • Full participation in the conversion group
  • A personal essay describing the journey toward conversion
  • Completion of the ritual requirements for conversion (Beit din, mikvah and conversion ceremony)

Becoming an adult B’nei Mitzvah called Anshei Mitzvah, is encouraged for all those who have chosen Judaism as their life path.

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