Sometimes, people wish to formally embrace Judaism with conversion. Rabbi Kopnick works on-on-one with candidates who seek to become a Jew by Choice. Candidates take a city wide Introduction to Judaism class. Prospective Jews by Choice also meet regularly with Rabbi Kopnick to process the class, to explore areas of interest by the candidate, and to design a full conversion program that fits one’s individual needs. The process concludes with options that include various levels of Jewish tradition, depending on the candidate’s desire. Persons from outside the Valley membership who wish to explore the conversion process should first attend services at Valley (and a few other congregations) to insure that Valley is the best fit. Then, make an appointment to see Rabbi Kopnick so the exploration of Judaism can begin!