Nefesh BNefesh and Reform Converts
I’ll admit it, I’m very bummed not to be going to the International Jewish Blogging Summit in Jerusalem created by Nefesh B’Nefesh . I’m sad that I wasn’t asked to be included as a blogger recording a chartered Aliyah flight like so many of my friends. I was relieved to learn that I was recommended to participate, but I still wasn’t invited.
Whenever something like this happens, I jump to the conclusion that the organizers don’t count my conversion as valid. While I never doubt my Jewishness, I know there are organizations, governments and individuals who don’t recognize it.
So before I jumped to the conclusion that Nefesh B’Nefesh would never help a Reform JBC, I thought I’d ask.
Nefesh B’Nefesh can assist those who have Reform conversions. However, we do want to make our applicants aware that in the eyes of the Israeli Rabbinate a Reform convert, nor his/her children will be recognized as Jewish. This is particularly relevant regarding marriage. should you be interested in Orthodox conversion programs in Israel, I have included some information below.
All my best,