Why my role as a Japanese American convert to Judaism is invaluable
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.
Personal narrative from?a Jew-by-choice who shares her advice from a stressful year of planning her son?s bar mitzvah.
Personal narrative about how a couple planned their Jewish wedding carefully, so as to include the non-Jewish, atheist parents.
The blessings said when immersing in a mikveh for the purposes of converting to Judaism.
One woman’s personal narrative of struggling with her conversion.
If the Book of Ruth, text customarily studied on Shavuot, were written with today’s interfaith couples in mind…
Behold, the power of a name! What we can learn from the biblical ‘ger toshav,’ the stranger who dwells among us, when preparing for an interfaith wedding.
How do we talk to teens about religion? About their religious identity? About their parent’s conversion?
After the author converted to Judaism, shared experiences and art helped her connect to her mother’s spirituality and, ultimately, led to a beautiful and moving funeral.