Guidelines and Expectations For
The Online Introduction to Judaism Course
This course is intended for people who are distant from a Jewish community
or from access to a rabbi who may work towards conversion.
Teaching will take place through online correspondence. Afterwards questions
will be posed by the rabbi and answered by the student in the format of an
This course is intended as a self study focused on each individual
students interests and abilities. The course has no set time frame,
since it depends on each student's dedication and time available for study.
A personal interview is required for those studying Judaism with the intent
of conversion. In this interview, Rabbi Cukierkorn will evaluate the candidate's
motivations and expectations.
The course is available at a nominal cost which should be discussed with
Rabbi Cukierkorn. The student will also be responsible for the books he or
she may choose to purchase.
Donations are also welcome as a way of showing your appreciation for Rabbi
Since community is so important for Jewish life, students are expected to
make an effort to visit synagogues when possible.
Students are expected to have a commitment to continue the study of Judaism
and Jewish Texts and traditions for the rest of their lives.
Students have to commit to raise their children as Jews
This website is
an outreach effort of Adat Achim Synagogue.