Convert to Judaism with TBI

An individual’s reasons to seek Jewish conversion are diverse and deeply personal, and each individual’s path to Judaism is unique.

TBI welcomes those who wish to explore a path to Judaism, specifically Progressive Judaism, and want to be more deeply connected with the community, history and traditions.

Engaging with Progressive Judaism

If you are seeking a stronger connection to Judaism and looking to convert, we first encourage you to come along to services, events and festivities. Our Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evenings) and Shabbat Shacharit (Saturday mornings) are open to all, and many of our events and festivities are too. See what’s on here.

It’s important to understand and experience whether Progressive Judaism is the right fit for you through an engagement with its traditions and people.

Anyone new to TBI will need to complete a First Time Visitor Form as an introduction.

We also make membership to TBI available to non-Jewish people, so you can participate and support TBI through the “Friend of TBI” membership type. More information on Membership options here.

Connecting with our Rabbinic team

Your Progressive Jewish journey, at all stages, will involve discussions with mentors and spiritual leaders. You may wish to speak to one or more members of our Rabbinic team.

Often one of the first conversations you may have on your path to Judaism is with a Rabbi or Cantor. Then, later on in the conversion process, you will have a Rabbinic Sponsor to further your learning and connection to the faith.

If you would like to connect with our Rabbinic team or schedule a meeting, please contact us.

Introduction to Judaism classes

Part of your conversion process will likely involve Jewish learning, including familiarising yourself with history, traditions, basic Hebrew, customs and more. Our year-long course, “Introduction to Judaism”, which, through a blend of classroom and experiential learning, provides you with a foundational understanding of Progressive Judaism – its wisdom, practices, beliefs, customs, people and stories.

For information on the next intake, please contact us.

While this course alone will not make you eligible for conversion, the course will prepare you for your final steps in conversion, including the assessment and beit din.