Speaker Profile Bethany Mandel

Bethany Mandel is a convert to Orthodox Judaism and converted under the auspices of the Washingon D.C. Beit Din in 2011. After the arrest of her sponsoring rabbi, Barry Freundel, she penned a viral blog post on the Times of Israel "A Bill of Rights for Jewish Converts." She has become a leading voice on Orthodox conversion in the United States and was one of two converts on a committee the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) formed in order to reevaluate conversion protocols and best practices following the Freundel scandal. She is a writer and stay-at-home mother, and was recently named one of the Forward 50. She lives with her husband, the op-ed editor of the New York Post, in New Jersey.


Speaker's Resources

A Dialogue about the Current State of Conversion

Bethany Mandel, Dr. Elliott Malamet, Rabbi Reuven Tradburks
Nov 26, 2015

Renewing Our Spirit 2015

Bethany Mandel, Dr. Michelle Friedman, Dr. Yonatan Feintuch, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Rabbi Reuven Tradburks
Sep 7, 2015