Should I call a synagogue and make an appointment with the Rabbi and explain that I am interested in converting? Should I call multiple synagogues?
Are there classes for people who are interested in converting? Can you start prior to being able to be shomer shabbat (I live to far from the closest Sephardic Synagogue but would like to eventually relocate so I am able to do so.) I would like to get a feel for the community before relocating.
Should I mention that I know Hebrew and I have Jewish ancestry (paternal grandfather)? Does it matter?
How will I know if my conversion will be accepted by the Rabbinate in Israel?