Our past, our present.

The Jewish Discovery Institute began as the "Gerim Institute" in 1965. In the latter part of that decade, under the directorship of Hillel Rudavsky, the Institute grew, and in 1998, when the New England USCJ received additional grants to do keruv - interfaith outreach—which we added it to our work in conversion, allowing us to become the first local organization under Conservative movement auspices in the country to offer this kind of programming. In 2002, CJP increased their commitment to this work and the two programs merged in order to better serve the community. In 2014, Jewish Discovery Institute became an independent, 501c3 (tax exempt) organization. Our mission continues: to work with Conservative and other like-minded rabbis and Congregations in their work with interfaith couples and Jews by Choice.