This workshop will explore a variety of questions about the conversion immersion experience. How do conversion candidates prepare for the actual immersion? Is it appropriate for family and friends to attend and what is their role? How does the clergy’s role change at the time of the immersion? This workshop illuminates the hopes and anxieties of all participants at a conversion immersion, highlighting the coordination between clergy and the mikveh guide, and offering ways to engage family and friends. This workshop will also offer tools for sanctifying the important moment that occurs when the “new Jew” has emerged from the water, dressed and is greeted by the clergy, family and friends. Participants in this session will learn about various meaningful and engaging rituals that can be utilized to welcome and support the individual as he/she becomes a part of the Jewish people.
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