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Many candidates complete a course of study with one of the endorsed programs below. The following courses are known to satisfy the basic educational requirements of the Community Bet Din if the attendee completes. Alternatively, some synagogues offer an independent introductory course that may also prove satisfactory. And a few candidates succeed after studying privately with a rabbi or other tutor.
Introduction to Judaism courses, sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism (the association of North American Reform synagogues).
Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at American Jewish University (non-denominational).
Pathways to Judaism sponsored by Jewish Collaborative Orange County.
Introduction to Judaism course, sponsored by Open Temple and the Academy for Jewish Religion California (trans-denominational).
Jewish Literacy courses, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Ventura County.
We welcome candidates for conversion to apply regardless of their race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, or marital status.