Conversion

How does Reform Judaism define who is a Jew?

Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D.
Reform Judaism accepts in broad outlines the traditional definition of Jewish status: to be a "Jew" one must be a member of the Jewish people, a status obtained either through birth or conversion. Jewish identity is not determined purely by the individual.

Reimagining the Mikveh

Sue Fishkoff
The day Jill Trapper was installed as president of Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA, she and her incoming executive board, along with the outgoing board, went to Mayyim Hayyim, a liberal mikveh in nearby Newton Centre.