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Old 04-30-2016, 10:07 PM
 
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Shalom,

I am looking to move ASAP to a vibrant, Orthodox community. As a single person, a welcome and inviting shul is at the top of my list.

What communities do you recommend?

Are there shuls that are known for being more open to converts than others?
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:10 AM
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Judaism accepts converts, even Orthodox. However, only if you converted in the Orthodox or Conservative Judaism way (as opposed to Reform or Reconstructionist Judaism).

I do not live in Florida, so I cannot help you there. Sorry.
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Old 05-02-2016, 07:25 AM
 
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Orthodox Jews generally don't actively accept converts. Chosen people and all that.

Exception are the Lubavitch Jews, primarily in Brooklyn, though they have a presence in South Florida. They actively seek converts.
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:20 AM
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Orthodox Jews generally don't actively accept converts. Chosen people and all that.

Exception are the Lubavitch Jews, primarily in Brooklyn, though they have a presence in South Florida. They actively seek converts.
Not actively! But they can!

You are a Jew by two ways: if your mother is Jewish or if you convert!

Orthodox Jews are generally stricter with the conversion process, but if you go by what they say after some time, you are accepted!

It is implied in the Torah!

The religion does not actively preach to non-Jews like Christians or Muslims, so a convert must come to a rabbi in his/her own terms or will.

Rabbis traditionally reject the first three times trying to persuade how "hard" or "unnecessary" for a gentile to be a Jew in order to be blessed by God, but after those three times and the rabbis sees your insistance on becoming Jewish....then that is when the Conversion process begins!

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