Temple Israel of Brevard | Reform Synagogue Brevard County, Florida


Path to Judaism

Path to Judaism Program: Your Journey of Discovery

As a person that found Judaism 35 years ago, Rabbi Fanwick knows the importance of making that journey of discovery with someone that will make you feel comfortable asking questions and challenging yourself. Rabbi Fanwick understands where you are in this process and wants to be the person that works with you in making these decisions.

The program is not called “conversion”, but, rather, Your Journey of Discovery. You are trying to discover and uncover who you are and where you fit in the cosmos. All are welcome to take this journey-those in interfaith relationships, LBGTQ+ individuals, persons of color, etc. It does not matter. We are all in this together!

The program consists of completion of eleven modules of study and take approximately 1 year. The following are areas of study which are accompanied by questions to be answered and submitted:

1. History

2. God

3. Life Cycle Events

4. Branches of Judaism

5. Shabbat

6. High Holy Days

7. Fall and winter holidays

8. Spring and summer holidays

9. Jewish Texts

10. Holocaust, Israel, Antisemitism

Once you complete the above modules, you will embark on an in-depth study of a topic in Judaism you are interested in. This is module 11. Once completed and submitted, you will write a paper on what your journey to become a Jew has been like for you.

After all the above are complete, Rabbi Fanwick will convene a Beit Din, a court of three Rabbis, who will ask you a series of questions and confer your Hebrew name upon you. You will visit the Mikveh and will then be part of the Jewish people.

If this sounds like a journey you would like to take, or if you have further questions, please contact Rabbi Fanwick at [email protected].

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