Habayta – conversion courses in a family atmosphere.
Have you always felt drawn to the story of the Jewish people?
This is your opportunity to join an Orthodox conversion setting in a different atmosphere. This does not mean we cut corners; it does not mean that it’s going to be easy – but you will get to study in a different, embracing atmosphere, with a community that supports your process, in a hands-on, tolerant and approachable way. Our conversion course is recognized by the government, operating on behalf of the Conversion Division in the Prime Minister’s Office, and overseen by the Chief Rabbinate.
The studies cover all topics related to conversion to Judaism and connection to the Jewish people. Classes are held all over Israel with teachers who speak various languages. Our activities includes tours, fun happenings and community Shabbats. Would you like to undergo a meaningful conversion process right where you live? Looking to convert in a different atmosphere, with personal attention and people from similar backgrounds? Now you can ‘come home’ with Habayta. Sign up for one of our courses in a town close to you.
They are one and the same. It is a process of conversion to Judaism that is eventually recognized by the Israeli authorities, such as the Chief Rabbinate, the Ministry of the Interior and more. Undergoing a conversion process with us means being eventually recognized as Jewish for all intents and purposes. The studying is done with us while the actual conversion is done at the dedicate courts of conversion of the Chief Rabbinate. Some also call this “state conversion”. The only important factor is the difference between such a conversion procedure and privately performed conversions, which are often not recognized by the State of Israel.
There are four main steps
- Enrolling, finding a suitable course in your area of residence and starting your studies.
- Opening a new conversion file and attending the first meeting with the rabbinate held about two months after the beginning of the course.
- A second meeting after a few months – meeting with the district coordinator of the rabbinate for an interim interview and a review of your conversion file.
- Last meeting at the rabbinate
Once the course is concluded, a concluding discussion will be held with a panel of rabbis, and following the successful completion of the process, a date will be set for a ceremonial bathing in the mikvah.