Kristin's conversion

Converting Meant Adding Judaism, Not Losing Japanese

My journey to Judaism started long before I met my now-husband Bryan, but my interest in it deepened because of him and his Jewish heritage. I’ve always been interested in learning about my Japanese heritage, so when Bryan and I started discussing our future together, I was quietly interested in conversion early on.

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Thinking Like a Jew

A family member of my husband’s, whom I’ll call Devorah, recently told me that although I may have converted, “you will never think like a Jew.” At the time I didn’t say anything. This woman is an elder and I respect her opinion. But later I kept running that sentence through my head, and I realized […]

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Going Under, Letting Go

Why a patrilineal Jew decided to formally convert to Judaism (go to the mikveh, go before a beit din) even though she already felt Jewish.

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How We Make A Jew

Personal description of the conversion ritual and process in becoming a Jew.

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A Resource Guide to Jewish Conversion

We’re not trying to get you to convert–no pressure–this is just a good opportunity to answer questions you might have about conversion to Judaism.

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“And Your People Shall Be My People”: A Convert Talks about Becoming a Rabbi

A personal narrative of one woman who enters the conversion process and goes on to find her life’s work as a rabbi.

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Acceptance of Conversions in Israel

We’re not trying to get you to convert–no pressure–this is just a good opportunity to answer questions you might have about conversion to Judaism.

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Denominations and the Conversion Process

We’re not trying to get you to convert–no pressure–this is just a good opportunity to answer questions you might have about conversion to Judaism.

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Conservative Conversion

We’re not trying to get you to convert–no pressure–this is just a good opportunity to answer questions you might have about conversion to Judaism.

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Reconstructionist Conversion

Overview of Reconstructionist conversion.

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