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
Moetzet Hakhamim (Council of Sages), to teach an Introduction to Judaism course.
This course may lead to a conversion conducted by a Bet Din that is appointed by
the Moetzet Hakhamim.
At the current time we have stopped
accepting applications for our fourth Introduction to Judaism course which
started November 2011. We will be accepting applications near future
In August 11-14, 2013, Karaite Jews of America
will conduct the 4th conversion ceremony. We will participate at Daly
City, California in the community of the KJA. We
will welcome our new brothers and sisters will have joined with his people Israel.
In 2011, a Ruling in
Israel states that Karaites may certify as Kosher meat slaughtered by their own
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, the Czech Republic, Canada Latin
the United States.