The Case for Proactive Conversion

By Gary A. Tobin

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 1999

The author argues for encouraging certain groups of non-Jews to convert to Judaism in order to revitalize the Jewish community. He suggests reaching beyond non-Jewish spouses of Jews to encourage conversion in other groups, specifically individuals of Jewish heritage (i.e. those with Jewish fathers or grandparents) and non-Jews seeking religious fulfillment or community. A proactive conversion strategy requires rabbis to be welcoming and supportive rather than discouraging.


Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Conversion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Volume/Issue: Vol.30/no.565

Funder: Jewish Family & Life

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tobin, Gary A. The Case for Proactive Conversion. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 1999:


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