Now What: A Post-Conversion Program for New Jews

Top Pick Next Event: April 2, 2019 Newton $200.00
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Your conversion class was just the beginning. These five sessions will deepen your understanding of Shabbat, tzedakah (righteous giving), keeping kosher, Jewish prayer and more. Explore Jewish practices through experiential learning in an open and welcoming environment. Enjoy learning alongside those who have been on a similar path. Partners are encouraged to register. Though the class is geared toward those who have converted within the last five years, all are welcome.

Each session focuses on a core Jewish practice:

  • Day of Rest: The Sabbath
  • Righteous Giving: Tzedakah
  • Building Blocks of Prayer: Tefillah
  • Eat and Be Satisfied: Kashrut
  • Jewish Ritual Objects Inside and Outside the Home

Dates: April 2, 9, 23, 30 and May 7.


Rabbi Leslie Gordon received her rabbinic ordination and was awarded a master of arts from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in 1991. At JTS, she was the recipient of both the Lamport Prize in Talmud and the Lowenthal Prize in practical theology. Since 2001, Rabbi Gordon has been an instructor for the Jewish Discovery Institute’s Pathways course, the local Conservative conversion class. Rabbi Gordon has served many congregations in the Greater Boston area and beyond. She currently serves as the rabbi-in-residence at Temple Aliyah in Needham. Rabbi Gordon lives in Needham with her husband, David Goodtree.

Questions? Please contact Leeza Negelev, associate director of education, or call 617-244-1836 ext. 203. 

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