Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my question. Anyways, I'm Jewish, I was raised going to Ashkenazi synagogues, (though occasionally my mother would take me and my brothers to a Sephardi synagogue for the high holidays) and my bat mitzvah was at a conservative synagogue. My brothers and I have recently been researching our genealogy, and in doing this, we found out 3/4 of our ancestry is Sephardic. After some more research, my family (my parents included) decided we want to start practicing Sephardic Judaism. One of my local synagogues has a Sephardic minyan and recently we have been going to that for services. (The minyan is open to everyone). As I've experienced and learned more about Sephardic Judaism I've found I really resigned with it, on top of learning about my Sephardi ancestry. Long story short, I was wondering if there was a conversion process to go through to become Sephardi, and if so, what would that include. Thank you again and chag Pesach sameach :)

By Rabbi Yosef Churba Apr 03, 2018 10:21 AM

Hello! 

In regards to your question, it is ok to follow all of the laws and customs of the Sephardic traditions. No conversions are necessary. 

I hope you enjoy learning about the many Sephardic customs and traditions that exist and if you need any help or have any questions, Sephardic.Org is a great place to learn!

Rabbi Yosef Churba is the founder of Sephardic.Org as well as Rosh Yeshiva of Magen Avraham Yeshiva in Brooklyn NY. It is with his guidance that this amazing website remains on the correct path in order to inspire Jewish people around the world.