About Adoption


The London Beth Din oversees the process whereby a non-Jewish child adopted by a Jewish couple may achieve Jewish status. Without certification of Jewish status by a Beth Din, the child may not be admitted to an Orthodox Jewish school and will not be allowed to marry in an Orthodox synagogue.

The Beth Din’s Approach To Assisted Conception and Jewish Status

In recent years the Beth Din have received an increasing number of enquiries regarding assisted conception and Jewish status. Our position is that conversion is required in all cases of assisted conception in which either the donor egg is of non-Jewish origin, or the surrogate mother is non-Jewish. We strive to do all we can to help support families and we encourage those exploring assisted conception to get in touch with us via email (info@bethdin.org.uk) at the earliest opportunity. We treat all enquires with care, sensitivity and in the strictest confidence.

For more information please contact us:

The London Beth Din
305 Ballards Lane
North Finchley
N12 8GB
Tel: 020 8343 6270
Fax: 020 8343 6257
Email: info@bethdin.org.uk