Messianic Jewish Conversion
The conversion of a person to become a Jew is a serious and humbling experience. No one should enter into this conversion lightly, or for selfish gain.
The Union of Conservative Messianic Jewish Synagogues does not agree with the popularly held view that conversion is prohibited in the B'rit Chadasha (Renewed Covenant). Conversion is not a criteria for G-D's acceptance. It is a valid way to express a desire to join with the people of Israel. A convert becomes B'nai Israel, a child of Israel, with all the benefits, but also the incumbent responsibilities. The one converting is in a very real way changing their, and their offspring's life, forever. B'nai Israel will will hated by many for no reason. A convert is exposing themselves, and their offspring, to persecution and even death by choosing the join with our People.
Criteria for Conversion:
The process takes between 6-12 months. Several books must be read and understood including: To Be a Jew, To Pray as a Jew, Converting to Judaism, Jewish Literacy, and The Holocaust.
At anytime the person may withdraw without any questions. Persons unsure about their decision will be discouraged from converting. The Beit Din may not approve a person desiring conversion if they deem the person is not ready, does not have a Jewish identification, or is insincere in their desire.