Choosing Judaism

Temple Beth-El warmly welcomes all people interested in exploring what it means to be Jewish. Ours is an intentional, thoughtful, spiritual community that invites seekers from all backgrounds to open their minds and hearts to Judaism. Whether you are part of an interfaith family or are simply searching for religious meaning, we offer opportunities that will allow you to learn and grow. Our clergy, educators, and congregation are here to support you, inspire you, and help you experience the richness of living a Jewish life.

For those considering conversion, the process typically includes one-on-one study with Rabbi Gluck and an exploration of Jewish theology, rituals, history, culture, and customs.

If you are interested in speaking with a member of the congregation who converted to Judaism under the guidance of Rabbi Gluck, please contact Executive Director Amy Rubin. Amy would be happy to connect you with someone or to speak to you herself, about her own journey to becoming a Jew.

If you are exploring Judaism or have questions about conversion, please reach out to Rabbi Arnie Gluck for personal support and guidance.

“When I first came to Temple Beth-El it was with the desire in my heart and soul to become Jewish. The first person I met was Rabbi Arnie, and I knew right away that he would be the one to guide me on my journey to becoming a Jewish.  When it was time for me to go to the mikvah I was filled with a sense of gratitude for all that I had learned from so many at the temple I now call home. From day one I always felt like I belonged at Temple Beth-El. The warm welcome I received when I went to my first service resonates with me to this day. I am so blessed; I truly have a temple family.”

— Karen D., Jew-by-choice