We have our first meeting with a Rabbi tonight, and I am both excited and terrified. He is apparently conservative and runs numerous classes for those considering conversion. Some questions I intend to ask:
1. What are the positive and negative things about choosing a conservative synagogue for conversion? My understanding is that some orthodox will not accept a conservative conversion. Will this be a problem later on? What are the differences between the two?
2. What exactly does the conservative synagogue require for kabbalat ol ha’mitzvot? Am I required to keep kosher? Am I required to be Shomer Shabbat? These are the two things that worry me the most, especially the Kosher business. My family is generally supportive of my conversion, but I am sure as hell not going to stop eating in their home after conversion. Also, I love oyster and would miss them terribly.
3. E and I are likely moving back to New York in January, do that have any effect on the course I will take?
T minus three hours to Rabbi conversation. Let’s see how it goes.