Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to Top

To Top

Converting to Judaism: A Guide

Recommended for older teens and adults

Converting to Judaism?

So, you want to convert to Judaism? Converting to Judaism is a big deal so we have outlined five steps for you to easily understand the process to expect about studying, ritual, and how long it generally takes to become part of the Tribe.


The videos in the Lifecycles Series were made possible with generous support from The Koret Foundation, as part of their Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports groups like G‑dcast that contribute to a thriving community enhancing the quality of life for all.


Koret Foundation


Written by Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth and Jeremy Shuback

Storyboards and Character Illustrations by Jeanne Stern
Narrated by Rolland Lopez

Animation by Victoriano O. Yamon Jr.

Background Illustrations by Tammy Chang

Music by Ben Bromfield

Produced, Directed, and Sound Edited by Jeremy Shuback

Audience Development and Partnership Coordination by Lisa Finkelstein

Executive Producer was Sarah Lefton


Thanks to the rest of the G‑dcast Team, Koret Foundation leaders, and Distribution Partner organizations for their pluralistic guidance and general expertise.


  • Barbara Barza
  • Building Jewish Bridges a program of Lehrhaus Judaica
  • Lisa Berman
  • Rabbi Mychal Copeland
  • Danielle Foreman
  • InterfaithFamily
  • Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Oren Stevens
  • Mayyim Hayyim
  • Rabbi Rebecca Joseph
  • Judith Rosenbaum
  • Dawn Kepler

  • Deborah Kolben
  • 70 Faces Media including and Kveller
  • Rabbi Sari R. Laufer
  • Rabbi Kerry Olitzky
  • Big Tent Judaism (formerly Jewish Outreach Institute)
  • Rabbi Roni Handler
  • RitualWell a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • Lindsey Silken
  • Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, MI, Congregation Rodeph Sholom of NYC and Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in SF each affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism


There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the conversations in this video explores the array of choices people make in interpreting different types of Jewish rituals today.


© G‑dcast 2015, Converting to Judaism: A Guide

Did you know that G-dcast has changed our name to BimBam?

You’ll find a more beautiful experience – plus lots of great new content for families – over at Please re-set your bookmarks…and keep watching!

Help us customize your experience.
I am mostly here as a

parent (child < 6)
parent (child 7-13)
interested adult
something else