Welcome to the Karaite Jewish
University website. The Karaite Jewish University (KJU) is an
independent Californian Corporation currently seeking Non-Profit status.
The University has not formerly associated
with any other Karaite organization. KJU has received the permission of the
Moeseth Hakhamim (Council of Sages), to teach an Introduction to Judaism course.
This course may lead to a conversion conducted by the KJA Beth Din that is appointed by
the Moeseth Hakhamim.
An updated calendar for Moeseth
Hakhamim and Aviv New Moon projected sighting are updated on the calendar page.
At the current time we have not started
accepting applications for our fifth Introduction to Judaism course. We
are evaluating when to start the next course.
In August 11-14, 2013, Karaite Jews of America
conducted the 4th conversion ceremony. The KJA Beth Din converted 9
individuals and added them to the community. KJU provided support to the
community during the conversion. We
will welcome our new brothers and sisters who will join with his people Israel.
In 2011, a Ruling in
Israel states that Karaites may certify as Kosher meat slaughtered by their own
In 2013, a
Symposium held at Bar-Ilan University - Tel Aviv , on May 2, 2013on the Karaite
Jews in Egypt. A YouTube recording of the event is at this link.
We have been blessed with a board and
faculty volunteers whose dedication has permitted the first United States Karaite Jewish
institution of higher learning to exist. Our diversification includes native
born Israeli and American Karaite Jews of Egyptian origin, former Orthodox Jews
who have accepted Karaite Judaism and converts to Karaite Judaism. Our
graduates included students from Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Canada,
Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Switerland and
the United States.