The Conversion Black List


Last week, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate released a ‘blacklist of American rabbis whose conversions they deem inadequate in establishing Jewish identity and Israeli citizenship. This action is only one in a series of attempts for the Israeli Rabbinate to seize undue control of Jewish identity and how it is defined across the world. 

In light of these events, JOFA has convened an online panel of professionals with first hand experience in dealing with the conversion process. Through this online conversation we hope to raise awareness about the issues at stake and propose methods for navigating conversion issues across national borders.

Click here to read the panelists' bios. 




​For a full list of our previous blogcasts click here.