Judaism has a long history of conversion, stretching back to the Bible itself. The Rabbis of the Talmud tell us that Moses’ father in law, Jethro the Midianite priest, converted to Judaism. Abraham and Sarah, the first Jews, were said to have converted many people to the new monotheistic religion.
Rabbi Gardner is happy to meet with anyone who wants to know more about Judaism. Some may want to convert, some may not, others may not be sure. Those who do want to convert may end up with a regular schedule of meetings with the rabbi. These people are encouraged to attend services and adult studies at the synagogue.
It may take a few years for a candidate to actually convert to Judaism. At any time, the prospective convert or the rabbi may decide that conversion is not appropriate. On the other hand, some people were simply born to be Jewish! The conversion process is a process of self- discovery as well as learning more about what Judaism really is. It all begins with the first step — call the rabbi and make an appointment!