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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Breaking the Dating Rules

By Nataliya Naydorf “I don’t think being with someone who isn’t Jewish compromises my Judaism.” I said to my fiancé on our first date. “As long as my partner is open, tolerant and willing to learn about my traditions, I can’t say it would be a huge issue.” He had asked me whether I was OK with dating someone who […]

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Shabbat Becomes My Own

Personal narrative about a woman who made great friends in an introduction to Judaism course, and the group has spent the past year celebrating Shabbat together each Friday night.

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Intermarriage Can and Does Work

The personal narrative of a Chinese-American woman about her marriage to a Jewish man and how their successful marriage has lasted forty years.

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Personal View: Feeling at Home

The personal narrative of a Christian mother who decided, with her husband, to raise her children as Jewish because she and her husband both found the religion comforting.

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The Late Bloomer

Profile of Susan, a woman who was married to a Jewish man for many years but didn’t decide to convert until they were divorced and she was in her ’60s.

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People of the Book: A Review of Embracing Judaism by Simcha Kling, revised by Carl M. Perkins

Reviews of Embracing Judaism by Simcha Kling, The Jewish Home, A Guide for Jewish Living by Daniel B. Syme, Living A Jewish Life by Anita Diamant with Howard Cooper, and Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s Living Judaism, The Complete G

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Taking the First Step: Conversion Is Not the Goal

A womans personal narrative of her experiences in an Introduction to Judaism class that she is taking with her Lutheran boyfriend and the issue of conversion.

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Taking the First Step: Getting into a Groove with Our Intro. to Judaism Class

The personal narrative of a Jewish woman who is learning about her faith with her Lutheran boyfriend as he becomes at ease in their introduction Judaism class.

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Taking the First Step: Learning about Anti-Semitism in Our Intro to Judaism Class

A womans personal narrative on her experiences in?the Introduction to Judaism class she is taking with her Lutheran boyfriend.

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