I Converted to Judaism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    Choosing to Be Chosen

        Summer 1997 I began working at a Jewish Day school.  At that point my religious affiliation would have been considered Agnostic.  Religion?  Schmeligion!  The school community was phenomenal; unlike anything I had ever experienced before...
    Gem1970 Gem1970
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2007

    I'm In the Process.

    I guess I always believed in Judaism.. But now that I have reached a few obstacles in my life, that belief has become more prominent. I wasn't born a Jew, but I'm in the process of converting. I really need to, actually, to be spiritually at peace. No...
    orangehalo orangehalo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

    What Is Being Jewish?

    Unlike some other religions, Judaism is not learned in one day. There was a man who wanted to learn all of Judaism in one minute. He went to Hillel the Elder (circa 100 B.C.E.) and asked to be taught all the Torah in the short time that he could stand on one leg. Hillel the Elder...
    halfkosherkid halfkosherkid
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    Chabad

    converted to Judaism thru Chabad it was hard work and my life changed and there is a lot i had to give up and change from the way i dress to what i eat, i can't travel or work on the Sabbath or jewish holidays, and i can't shave, ok i could be a better jew but i do my best. its...
    will8829 will8829
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 1, 2012

    My Journey

    I started my journey on may of 1988,starting with Reform,and finally going through an Orthodox conversion (took 4 Years), but because of my location I run between Orthodxy and Conservative and am still very much treated as a stranger at the gate.(I am Jewish til my time on earth...
    photog1 photog1
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

    Almost 15 Years Ago-I grew up Black in the

    United States and married a German Jew from Uruguay when I was barely 18. A few years later I gave in and moved to Montevideo with him. Our children were allowed to enroll in a local Jewish school because of my husband's mother but the director told ny husband I would eventually...
    SexiChox SexiChox
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014
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