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Our Dayanim

Our Dayanim (Panelists or Judges)

Our Bet Din consists of 130 rabbis. Our members take turns serving on the panel that meets with each candidate for conversion (or with their parents, in the case of children). Our members have been specially trained for this purpose. When they serve on a panel, they are known as dayanim.

Our dayanim are volunteers. They serve on our panel because they know that meeting with conversion candidates is almost always one of the most gratifying and inspiring aspects of being a rabbi.

Some of members also serve as sponsoring rabbis. That is, they work closely with individual candidates to ensure that each one is ready, and then they sponsor those candidates to come before our panel.

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Board of Governors

Rabbi Elliot Dorff
Rabbi Stephen Einstein
Founders & Co-Chairs

Rabbi Sara Goodman

Rabbi Lisa Bock

Rabbi Lynn Brody Slome
Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen
Rabbi Corinne Copnick
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein
Rabbi Ilana Grinblat
Rabbi Mark Hyman
Rabbi Jonathan Kupetz
Rabbi Warren Levy
Rabbi Beth Lieberman
Rabbi Janet Madden
Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh
Rabbi Laura Owens
Rabbi Robin Podolsky
Rabbi Steven Reuben
Rabbi Eva Robbins
Rabbi Jason Rosner
Rabbi Arinna Shelby
Rabbi Daniel Shevitz
Rabbi Neal Weinberg
Rabbi Dvora Weisberg


George Caplan

Lynn Beliak
Rabbi Lisa Bock
Muriel Dance
Rabbi Elliot Dorff
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein
Elana Jassy
Rabbi Janet Madden
Rabbi Laura Owens

Our Administrators

Rabbi Dan Shevitz
Av Bet Din
(Head Rabbi of the Court)

Rabbi Stephen Einstein
S’gan Av Bet Din
(Associate Head Rabbi of the Court)

Muriel Dance, PhD
Executive Director

Contact Us


Voice: 323-863-5486    

Mailing Address

441 S. Barrington, Ave., #201
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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