I am a female student from the UK interested in conversion to Judaism, and I have decided I want to convert in Israel under a recognized and reputable authority. For about 4 or 5 years I have been living as a Noahide; I was raised Christian, but have altogether left the religion.
In the UK, after contacting Batei Din (all run centrally by the London Beth Din- all are UK BD or under its auspices) I have been told that, due to time constraints and the amount of study required, conversion to Judaism will have to be postponed until I complete my 4-year degree, unless I drop my studies altogether.
I have consequently decided to explore conversion in Israel. I have already identified a potential programme: Machon Meir/Ora. I have already contacted them to inquire, and the rabbi in charge of it seems very nice and welcoming of my situation.
Has anyone heard of their programme or studied at their yeshiva or know of anyone that has undertaken conversion there? In general, is there any added benefit to undertake a conversion in Israel? Are there other options or programmes that a potential convert should consider?