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The Adas Israel Congregation, founded in 1869, has been at its present location in Cleveland Park since 1951.
Rob Sachs
The Adas Israel Congregation, founded in 1869, has been at its present location in Cleveland Park since 1951.

Changing your religion can be as simple as declaring yourself a member. In Judaism, you spend a year studying with a rabbi before facing a tribunal of rabbis. The last step is entering the "mikvah," a purifying bath. Rob Sachs goes to congregation Adas Israel in Cleveland Park to learn more about conversion and the mikvah ritual.

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