Recommended Reading for Conversion

This is short list of books about Judaism in general and conversion to Judaism. The Rabbi will be able to direct you to further reading, depending on your interests.

About Judaism

  • Accessible Judaism: A Concise Guide, Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn
  • Living a Jewish Life, Anita Diamant
  • Jews, God and History, Max I. Dimont
  • Every Person’s Guide to Judaism, Stephen J. Einstein
  • The Sabbath, Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • A Handbook for the Jewish Home, Alfred J. Kolatch
  • A Concise History of the Jewish People, Naomi Pasachoff and Robert J. Littman
  • The Shaping of Jewish History, Ellis Rivkin
  • Where Judaism Differs: An Inquiry Into the Distinctiveness of Judaism, Abba Hillel Silver
  • The Jewish Holidays: A Guide and Commentary, Michael Strassfeld
  • The Jewish Home: A Guide for Jewish Living, Daniel B. Syme
  • Jewish Literacy, Joseph Telushkin

About Conversion to Judaism

  • Embracing the Covenant, Allan L. Berkowitz & Patti Moskovitz
  • A Handbook for People Choosing a Jewish Life, Anita Diamant
  • What is a Jew?, Morris Norman Kertzer
  • Choosing Judaism, Lydia Kukoff
  • Lovesong: Becoming a Jew, Julius Lester
  • Finding God: Selected Responses, Rifat Sonsino and Daniel B. Syme

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