The role of the European Masorti Bet Din (rabbinic court) is to provide rabbinic services that require special expertise. It works in four key areas: conversion, divorce, mediation and ruling on halachic questions in specific areas of Jewish law.
We’re proud of our welcoming and practical approach to prospective converts and mixed-faith couples. All Masorti conversions are supervised and approved by the Bet Din. As an affiliate of the International Rabbinical Assembly, we can help those who have converted with us if they choose to live in Israel or if they move to other Masorti/Conservative communities around the world. As well as straightforward conversions, we help people who have been brought up Jewish but whose halachic status is in doubt. Click here to learn more about conversion with Masorti Judaism.
Our director, Rabbi Chaim Weiner, is a trained mesader gittin – a rabbi qualified to write a get (divorce document) and officiate in divorce proceedings. We ensure that all halachic requirements are met and provide a supportive environment for those who are going through this difficult time in their lives.
The Bet Din is occasionally called upon to help mediate conflicts both within and between communities. We also rule on more complicated questions of Jewish law.
Please get in touch for more information.