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Conversion

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  • Conservative Jews and Intermarriage: A New Resource

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Book review of Let’s Talk about it:  A Book of Support and Guidence for Families Experiencing Intermarriage and for Synagogue Leadership, describing the Conservative movement’s stance and thoughts on intermarriage and interfaith families&

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Conversion in Israel: New Developments

    By Sharon Ashley

    Reprinted news article about an Israeli Supreme Court decision ruling that Jews-by-choice that had Reform and Conservative conversions are recognized as full citizens of Israel, and all legal rights, including the Law of Return, apply to them (the Orth

    Date: 07-26-2006
  • Waiting Outside the Promised Land

    By Lesley Williams

    Personal narrative from a black convert to Judaism who is uncomfortable with her synagogue’s focus on Yiddishkei, lack of diversity and subtle racism.

    Date: 12-26-2006
  • For Those Who "Don't Look Jewish," the Search for Acceptance Is No Joke

    By Johanna Ginsberg

    Reprinted news article about the formation of a group of trans-racial Jews to celebrate Jewish holidays and discuss what it means and how it feels to be Jews of color.

    Date: 11-20-2006
  • A Conversation with Julia Schulman, Mother of Two Daughters Adopted from China

    By Charlotte Honigman-Smith

    Interview with a woman raising two adopted Chinese-American daughters describing how she converted them to Judaism directly upon their arrival in the states.

    Date: 11-05-2006
  • Not Really Jewish?

    By Rachel Sarah

    Rachel Sarah was raised in a Jewish family with a non-Jewish mother, but when she was 16, a Hassidic rabbi told her she wasn’t Jewish. After shunning the Jewish community for many years, she is now raising her child Jewish… but worri

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • A Jewish Odyssey: A Review of A Stranger in the Midst

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Review of Nan Fink’s A Stranger in the Midst: A Memoir of Spiritual Discovery, which follows Nan Fink on her spiritual journey throughout the often-complicated Jewish landscape.

    Date: 12-21-2006
  • The Strength of Our Interfaith Marriage

    By Annie Modesitt

    The personal narrative of a non-Jewish woman who is raising Jewish children with her Jewish husband and is on the path to convert to Judaism.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • When the Interfaith Couple Considers Adoption

    By Ellen S. Glazer

    Professional view from a social worker describing the various considerations interfaith families should address when looking to adopt a child.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Gefilte Fish Con Maduros: A Multicultural Jewish Family

    By Aliza Hausman

    A Dominican-American convert to Judaism discusses people's disbelief over her marriage to a white Jewish man.

    Date: 07-21-2008

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