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  • Submitted: Wed, May 02, 2012
  • Updated: Sat, October 06, 2012

  • Reported By: Josh T — Paramus New Jersey USA
http://converttojewish.com/
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http://converttojewish.com/ http://converttojewish.com/ Fake Rabbi Bill Kurry , fake conversions Internet

*Author of original report: Bill Kurry fake Rabbi con artist

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Rabbi Bill Kurry

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Kurry was ordained in a long distance scheme as a 'rabbi' and NO movement of Judaism recognizes him as a rabbi. Now he  run this conversion program and perform interfaith weddings that is against Jewish law. His understanding of judaism and hebrew is less than any 10 yrs old Jewish child.
Articles about his credentials

those are articles about his "yeshiva"

Most Jews have never heard of his seminary, for good reason. It has no
building, no watchdog board of directors and no intricate technical
studies of Jewish law, since so few Jews follow it. Asked about his
schools set up, Gelberman, a small, kindly man who lives in a penthouse
by Central Park, pointed skyward and said, God is my board of directors.



Students pay about $3, 000 annually to enroll, and can become eligible
for ordination within weeks or months if Gelberman decides that they
already know enough about Judaism. Major Jewish seminaries require five
years of study, including one year in Israel.



Ordinations by mail blasphemous, some clergy say



Stacy J. Willis



Sun, Jul 11, 1999 (9:11 a.m.)



The issue has turned into a dispute in the Las Vegas Jewish community,
where several local rabbis received their ordination through
correspondence with a rabbinical school in New York -- much to the
dismay of their more lengthily educated colleagues.



Bergman and Rabbi Gary Golbart of Adat Ari El received their ordinations
in recent years from The New Seminary in New York via correspondence --
a two- or three-year mentor study program.



no major movement in Judaism will acknowledge graduates of this organization as legitimate rabbi

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#1 Author of original report

Bill Kurry fake Rabbi con artist

AUTHOR: Josh T - (USA)

I'M a liberal Jew but no reform synagogue will accept his conversions ,because his not a real Rabbi call any of the movements and check Bill Kurry is just a con artist and a ripoff Kurry was ordained in a long distance scheme as a 'rabbi' and NO
movement of Judaism recognizes him as a rabbi. Now he  run this conversion program and perform interfaith weddings that is against Jewish law. His understanding of judaism and hebrew is less than any 10 yrs old Jewish child.
Articles about his credentials

those are articles about his "yeshiva"

Most Jews have never heard of his seminary, for good reason. It has no building, no watchdog board of directors and no intricate technical studies of Jewish law, since so few Jews follow it. Asked about his schools set up, Gelberman, a small, kindly man who lives in a penthouse by Central Park, pointed skyward and said, God is my board of directors.

Students pay about $3, 000 annually to enroll, and can become eligible for ordination within weeks or months if Gelberman decides that they already know enough about Judaism. Major Jewish seminaries require five years of study, including one year in Israel.

Ordinations by mail blasphemous, some clergy say

Stacy J. Willis

Sun, Jul 11, 1999 (9:11 a.m.)

The issue has turned into a dispute in the Las Vegas Jewish community,
where several local rabbis received their ordination through
correspondence with a rabbinical school in New York -- much to the
dismay of their more lengthily educated colleagues.

Bergman and Rabbi Gary Golbart of Adat Ari El received their
ordinations
in recent years from The New Seminary in New York via correspondence --
a two- or three-year mentor study program.

no major movement in Judaism will acknowledge graduates of this
organization as legitimate rabbi
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Rabbi Bill Kurry

AUTHOR: Rabbi Bill Kurry - (United States of America)

I am not surprised that Mr. Josh from Paramus NJ is so vehement in attacking me and my credentials.  He is most likely a Orthodox or Traditional Jew who doesn't approve of or believe in Liberal Judaism and thus not condoning interfaith marriages or liberal conversions. His language and degrading comments are inappropriate and totally misleading. My ordination is as valid as that of any other Rabbi. I studied for three years at a legitimate Seminary that has an office, a synagogue and is registered with The State of New York. I have a Master's in American literature, was a college professor for many years and have over 50 years experience in Jewish activism. I attend and frequently lead synagogue services on a regular basis and am proficient in all aspects of synagogue leadership and Jewish education.

There is no one central authority in Judaism to set standards for conversions. Denominational Judaism (Orthodox, Traditional, Conservative, Reform, Humanist , Reconstructionist ) as practiced in the United States and even more narrowly defined by the Rabbis in Israel and other countries in the world where Jews reside, have distinct and different requirements for conversion. They often will not accept conversions as authentic when not performed to the level of their own particular standards and specifically under the absolute and complete supervision of their own Rabbis and teachers. They totally disaprove of interfaith marriage and will not participate or recognize them and Jewishly legall.  I am a modern non-denominational Rabbi.   I am really sorry that there are Jewish people like Mr Josh from Paramus who believe that there is only one interpretation of Judaism.  It's definitely not a very liberal view.   Sincerely, Rabbi Bill Kurry
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