Otros articulos en el website del bufete de abogados Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh explica cómo hacer aliyah cómo un turista en Israel or inmigrando a Israel con su familia. Una otra manera de hacer aliyah a Israel es como un judío convertido a través del proceso de conversión al judaísmo (Guyur).

Cómo lograr que el Estado de Israel reconozca su Giyur para que puedas hacer Aliyah después de su Conversión

immigration to Israel following conversion to Judaism

La cuestión de ¿Quién es un judío?” es una discusión fundamental y sin resolver en Israel. De acuerdo con la Ley de Retorno de 1950, cualquier judío tiene derecho de hacer Aliá a Israel. En la practica, sin embargo, la cosas son un poco más complejas. El Estado de Israel, naturalmente, no quiere que todas las personas del mundo tengan derecho a emigrar a Israel simplemente declarando que son judíos. Incluso recibir un certificado de un rabino al azar no debería ser suficiente para permitir la aliá después de la conversión al judaísmo, lo que una persona podría haber hecho solo con el proposito de inmigración.

Unfortunately, the state of Israel often rejects requests to make aliyah to Israel following a conversion to Judaism. The Ministry of Interior processes immigration requests and has special procedures for determining whether the conversion is “sincere.” Sometimes, this is due to the applicant not having demonstrated a desire to be involved in Jewish community life or a sense of Jewish identity before (or even after) the conversion process. On other occasions, the state’s attitude may have to do with giving a preference to Orthodox Judaism over any other movement in Judaism.

How To Ensure the Israeli Government Recognizes Your Conversion to Judaism

In order for your conversion to be formally recognized, a number of conditions need to apply:

1. The community into which one is converted must be a recognized Jewish community (Conservative and Reform communities are recognized equally, with Orthodox communities being more equal).

2. The convert must have been an active member of the Jewish community for at least nine months prior to the conversion. In the event that the convert was not active in a Jewish community for at least nine months, documents confirming the convert was involved in at least 350 hours of preparation in studies toward the conversion must be provided.

3. Documents confirming that the convert was active in a Jewish community for at least nine months after the conversion approval. If the aliyah applicant did not finish nine months of involvement within a recognized Jewish community after the conversion approval, the Ministry of Interior may grant the applicant an A-5 temporary residency status which would be upgraded to full citizenship after the applicant proves that he is involved in a recognized Jewish community in Israel for at least nine months.

Other Necessary Documents 

Other documents needed in order to prove the sincerity of one’s conversion to Judaism are:

1. A conversion certificate.

2. A letter by the converted person which explains the motivation behind their conversion process and their involvement within the Jewish community before and after the conversion.

3. A detailed explanatory letter by the relevant rabbinical court or the head of the Jewish community regarding the conversion process, which will detail the conversion preparation, the content of the conversion studies, and the duration of the conversion. The letter will be signed by the actual Jewish community leader who wrote the letter, which includes the letterhead, logo, and address of the Jewish community.

4. A letter by the rabbi or the head of the Jewish community where the convert resides, which will explain the involvement of the convert in the Jewish community after the conversion and which explains the duration of the involvement of the convert within the Jewish community after the conversion. The letter will be signed by the actual Jewish community leader who wrote the letter, which includes the letterhead, logo, and address of the Jewish community.

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Contact Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm for more information about aliyah to Israel as a convert and for general information about immigration to Israel.

Aliyah after conversion to Judaism

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