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Conversion

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  • The Unofficial Member

    By Debbie Burton

    She was stunned to discover that the Jewish community that welcomed her warmly did not consider her a member.

    Date: 11-24-2008
  • Brother Knows Best?

    By Adam Wills

    Personal narrative from a committed Jewish man about his converted Catholic brotherís adventures in dating and exploring Judaism.

    Date: 11-13-2007
  • Excerpts from Surviving

    By Akira Ohiso

    He hadn't known that his maternal grandfather had been a silent Jew. Now he was in love with a Jewish woman and working as a social worker with Holocaust survivors.

    Date: 02-24-2009
  • Comforting Mourners in Interfaith Families

    By Lois Rubin

    Jewish mourning practices can be psychologically helpful to people who have lost parents, even when those parents aren't Jewish.

    Date: 04-30-2010
  • My Son's Bar Mitzvah Through a Convert's Eyes

    By Sally Srok Friedes

    The author of a recent memoir about converting to Judaism five years into an interfaith marriage writes about her mixed feelings at this important lifecycle event.

    Date: 04-20-2009
  • No Longer Intermarried But Still Chinese

    By Debbie Burton

    Maybe it is not such a bad thing that my Chinese appearance means I can't so easily leave behind the fact that I was previously intermarried.

    Date: 02-22-2010
  • My Father, the Vacuum, and a Wedge of Tembleque for Thanksgiving

    By Teresita Levy

    Personal narrative from a Puerto Rican woman with ancient Jewish roots who eventually converted to Judaism, recalling the distinctive Thanksgiving dinners of her youth--plus a recipe for the Latin dessert tembleque.

    Date: 11-19-2007
  • The Problem with Yahrzeits

    By Charlotte Gordon

    Her father, who had converted away from Judaism, mocked her for wanting to be a Jew. After her conversion, he died. How should she mourn?

    Date: 11-04-2008
  • Catholic to Kugel

    By Michella Ore

    This thoughtful teenager's mom is African-American and Catholic. Her dad is Jewish. She's been raised Catholic, but has decided to convert to Judaism.

    Date: 06-10-2009
  • Jewish Holidays Can Be Scary

    By Charlotte Gordon

    Daughter of an interfaith family who converted to Judaism in adulthood still feels awkward with Jewish ritual.

    Date: 06-04-2008

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