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Giyur K’Halacha Conversion Courts

I will never forget how, in my childhood in the Soviet Union, my father would close the shutters so we could light the Chanukah menorah my grandfather gave us. And I will never forget the shock I felt when I arrived in the Israel of my dreams only to be told that Israel did not recognize me as a Jew. When I got past the anger, I decided to convert through Giyur K’Halacha, where I felt validated, accepted, even loved.
-- Giyur K’Halacha convert

Giyur K’Halacha is Israel’s leading, non-governmental conversion court network. Giyur K’Halacha provides an inclusive, supportive, Orthodox conversion process for Israeli citizens, particularly children under the age of bar- and bat-mitzvah. Its staff assist candidates from initial inquiries to educational programs and rabbinical court hearings, which take place in seven locations throughout the country. By embracing all those who wish to join the Jewish people, Giyur K’Halacha is changing the nature of conversion in Israel.

Read personal stories of some of our recent converts, and visit giyur.org.il for more information.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Giyur K’Halacha staff are assisting families through the conversion process as usual. When necessary, our conversion courts have temporarily closed (during lock-down periods), but have quickly re-opened to resume operations.

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