Conversion Stories

A Sense of Belonging: My Conversion Story

I grew up in a silent spiritual world, the seed of what was yet to come, planted so deeply, it took years to sprout. But when it did I discovered healing, wholeness, a sense of belonging—to my synagogue, Shir Tikvah, and Judaism. But it took a long time, and required a lot of help, to get there, to get to this moment.

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My People

One roadblock on my path to official Jewish status was deciding whether “converting” to Judaism was even possible. Christianity has a checklist—aka the Nicene Creed. If you can affirm your belief in its set of tenets, you can proclaim yourself ...

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Who is a Jew?

Dierdra Rutherford Fein reflects on helping her husband claim his Jewish identity - despite the fact that many Jews don't consider him Jewish.

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