Alternative Spellings

megayer, megayar, megayeir, magayer, magayar, magayeir, m'gayer, m'gayar, m'gayeir, megayyer, megayyar, megayyeir, magayyer, magayyar, magayyeir


  • To convert someone to Judaism
  • To be converted to Judaism
  • A person or entity that converts someone to Judaism
  • A convert to Judaism

Example Sentences

  • The Rabbanut and other reputable botei din refuse to be megayer children whose parents are not both Jewish, as being raised in the home of a gentile parent obviously compromises the Torah quality of the home. (https://yated.com/the-new-israeli-geirus-crisis/)
  • In some cases, the non-Jewish partner does magayer to Judaism and in some cases they do not. (http://cjc.org.za/can-i-say-kaddish-for-my-not-jewish-relative/)
  • this person was M’Gayer by the Bnei Brak Beis Din under some of the biggest Gedolei Yisroel. (https://vosizneias.com/2019/10/23/report-palestinian-convert-to-judaism-arrested-tortured-in-hebron-by-pa-forces/)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew


מגייר megayyer '(to) convert'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)


North America, South Africa




See also meguyar, which is one who is converted (passive), as opposed to the active here. Though, the active here can be used in English as the passive as well.

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