My Jewish Learning

Conversion Quiz

The process of conversion depends on the overseeing rabbi, but generally includes a great deal of learning, culminating with an appearance before a Jewish court, the taking of a Hebrew name, circumcision for men, and a dunk in the ritual bath. How much do you know about Jewish conversion?



Question 1. What is the first step to converting to Judaism in the Reform approach?
 Immersion in a ritual bath
 Taking a series of classes
 Marrying a Jew
 Saying a prayer solidifying a potential convert's commitment

 

Question 2. What does conversion to Judaism require?
 Serious study
 Active participation in Jewish holiday and lifecycle events
 A commitment to Jewish practice
 All of the above

 

Question 3. When did Jews engage in active proselytizing?
 In the Middle Ages
 Under the Roman Empire
 Between World War I and World War II
 Never

 

Question 4. True or false: A new convert traditionally adopts Abraham and Sarah as spiritual parents.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. What does the Hebrew word brit mean?
 Daughter
 Circumcision
 Covenant
 Celebration

 

Question 6. How much of your body must be immersed in the mikveh?
 Just your feet
 Up to your waist
 Up to your shoulders
 Your entire body

 

Question 7. The Jewish conversion process reflects which historical process?
 When the Israelites became God's people and accepted God's covenant at Sinai
 When Abraham circumcised himself
 When Noah accepted a covenant with God in the form of a rainbow
 When babies were accepted into the Jewish community by the Temple priests

 

Question 8. What was the first movement to create an outreach program for intermarried couples?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Reform
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 9. What happened to Warder Cresson after he converted to Judaism?
 He became a rabbi
 He became a cantor
 He was put on trial for insanity
 He became the first Jewish mayor in America

 

Question 10. Can a doctor perform a circumcision instead of a mohel?
 Yes
 No