On Rosh Hashanah, Israelis welcome a more diverse set of Jews


Rabbi Galia Sadan teaches the Introduction to Judaism course, a requirement for conversion candidates at Beit Daniel, the largest Reform synagogue in Tel Aviv, Israel. More than half of the participants in this course are Filipino women with Israeli partners. Photo by Jacob Wirtschafter

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TEL AVIV, Israel (RNS) As Israelis pause to celebrate the Jewish New Year, they can also celebrate a surge in the number of non-Jews participating in conversion courses run by Israel’s Reform and Conservative movements.