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I Want to Convert to Judaism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    Oy, I Wish It Was That Easy

    I was not raised in a Jewish household by Jewish parents. However, I have for most of my life identified myself as a Jew. My grandmother was a Hungarian Jew who converted to Catholicism to marry my grandfather. My father (and his siblings) were not raised Jewish; they were...
    brokenxtooxoften brokenxtooxoften 21-25, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    Judaism Is All I Ever Wanted

    I grew up as a Protestant. My dad taught me to always question what I was told, and to always seek truth for myself. My journey began with reading the Bible. Things I grew up believing didn't make sense. My dad bought me a Tanakh and it completely opened my eyes. From that point...
    Santos2Jew Santos2Jew 18-21, M 18 Responses May 14, 2013

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    I Found The True

    i am a muslim guy from jafa tel aviv i want to convert to jewish mohmad20
    mohmad20 mohmad20 18-21 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Jewish Women

    I am most frustrated and confused about finding my own community of Jews who share my beliefs. I found Judaism through my boyfriend but i find that his family has a very right wing perspective that i don't share. I want to learn so much about what Judaism really means but I...
    mbenzle mbenzle 21-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Seriously Considering It

    I was raised Catholic, but we left the Church when I was ten and I never really liked it that much. I never really identified with the Catholic Church, or Christianity in general, very much except that I love Christmas (and I like Hanukkah) and like having Easter with my family...
    vickis vickis 18-21 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    An Unexplainable Connection

    Given my upbringing, you’d never really think I’d feel any connection to Judaism. I was raised in a very Lutheran household that's located in an area in the Midwest where there isn't a synagogue or Jewish family anywhere nearby.I attended Sunday school, I went...
    Inquisitive89 Inquisitive89 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 18, 2010

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    I Think I Was Meant To Be Jewish Sometimes... But I Still Believe In Jesus...

    I have been thinking about it a lot... Sometimes it just feels like the 'right' religion. I have looked into a lot of Judaism beliefs, and it kind of just feels right. I don't know how to convert to Judaism... But i would just like to learn a lot more about it.
    MidnightAmethyst MidnightAmethyst 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    Twilight Is the Time Between Night and Dawn, That Is Where I Am At.

    It's 2008 and four years since I decided I was going to convert to Judaism and live my life as a Jew. It wasn't really that big of a deal to me, because I had always been interested in Judaism and held a warm space in my heart for the people. I remember growing up hearing about...
    TwilightsChild TwilightsChild 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11, 2008

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    My Road to Judaism

    I'm not exactly sure how I got on this road to Judaism.  I was raised in a small southern town without a Jew in sight.  The nearest synagogue was probably a couple of hours away. I was raised as Church of God and Southern Baptist but I'll confess that they really...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    My Story

    http://dunkingrachael.blogspot.com/   check out my blog spot with all my conversion mess!.....
    yasadora yasadora 46-50 Dec 4, 2008

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    Judaism

    I grew up in a normal home. The trinity was never really understood and as I grow older I started to read and study the Bible. I realized that the trinity was made by the church and is not Biblical. And everyone believes it. They do not question whether is is true or false... I...
    Benmica Benmica 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    I Am A Christian

    I want to convert in to Judaism... can anyone help me
    anandbabubarnabas anandbabubarnabas 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    To Be Or Not To Be?

    Most of my life, I have been religiously neutral, searching for something I never found. I have a strong spiritual sense, I feel most connected to a higher power when I am out in nature, swallowed whole by a forest or with my feet in the water, staring out at an endless horizon...
    Naplesnurse Naplesnurse 22-25 1 Response Aug 19, 2013

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    A Passion For Torah

    When I was 13, I read a book called The Devil's Arithmetic, and ever since then I have been fascinated by Judaism.  My father and grandfather are also interested in it, and my great-great-grandmother was a Jew from Austria, but I was raised Southern Baptist not Jewish. ...
    HannahLoraine HannahLoraine 21-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2007

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    From Prison to the Siani Covenant

        From Prison to the Siani Covenant: The Mark Coleman story. CANAL FULTON These days, Mark Coleman wears a tallit beneath his shirt, rather than a klansman's robe over it. He traded his gangster's fedora for a yarmulke, and hours of drug-induced...
    israel65 israel65 36-40 Jul 8, 2009

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    Want T Be Jewish, And I'm Gay

    I'm a 20 year old girl from Chile. I was raised a catholic by my family, and I attended a lutheran school for a while, so that changed everything I thought I felt about catholic church. Since I was a little girl, I always felt something very strong about Judaism. I didn't hve...
    bemygetaway bemygetaway 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2012

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    Easy to Say, Difficult to Explain.

    It's easy to come to a website and say "I want to convert to Judaism..." It's an entirely different matter to actually explain the whys, the experiences that have built up into this desire that culminates in a life change so total and so daunting that it begins to seem...
    Smalltowngirl2 Smalltowngirl2 21-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    I Am Very Serious About Converting To Judaism...

    but I feel guilty.  I have never been a reiligous person, but I was brought up as a Christian.  And now I am madly in love with a Jewish guy who is not religious at all, and doesnt even want me to convert.  Yet I keep getting drawn to Judaism, I read books on Judaism whenever...
    Lola300808 Lola300808 41-45 2 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    Just Starting Out With My Conversion -- But Its Been Interesting

       My aunt, the keeper of the family tree found out that our branch had jewish ancestors -- Ashkenazic last name of Schramm from maternal grandmother on one side and Polish Jewry on my maternal grandfather's side .  We had always wondered why our grandparents and great...
    junkphrases junkphrases 36-40 3 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Nothing Is An Accident

    As a young man in England, I became interested in converting to Judaism. My experience is described in fictional fashion, a my book, Nothing Is An Accident - available on Amazon.com. After 40+ years of living as a Jew, I find it no easier today than it was then. The...
    peretz peretz 61-65, M 4 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Conversion

    The more a learn about judaism the more i feel like that's were i need to be. Its practically calling me. But i'm still in that study and learning stage. At some point i'll have to find a Rabbi.
    shoshanaht shoshanaht 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    I Really Want To Convert

    I really want to convert to Judaism. I was brought up atheist but I just woke up one day and knew that Judaism was where I found peace of mind. My parents are Sort of ok with it I guess. They are cool with religion but ever since I told them about my feeling they have even...
    123456789Jh 123456789Jh 13-15 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    You have a Jewish soul...

    Every time I hear someone say the above to me, I feel immensely humbled and moved. I have felt Jewish for the best part of my life, even though I had never been raised Jewish, and was brought up in the Anglican Church. I never actually felt like I belonged in Church, and did not...
    Samantha912 Samantha912 22-25 5 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    This may sound strange to others

    but I really want to convert to Judaism the reason why is that I want to be part of something, I want to learn about the history of Jews, I find Jewish people very interesting and having the title of saying I'm a Jew makes me happy and feel good for some reason. I really want to...
    Lovveeodete Lovveeodete 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    My First Real Step In The Right Direction.

    Although I've been dancing around my thoughts of conversion and done quite a lot of reading for some time now, I've done very little in the way of actually moving in the direction I want to move it. Lots of talk, not a lot of action yet -- though it's still rather early days...
    feanix feanix 22-25 4 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    What A Relief!

    Honestly, starting the conversion process feels like a relief. I was raised Roman Catholic-ish, and I just...I don't know. It didn't click. I liked the ceremony and all, the Catholic mass is very beautiful, but the actual religion? Meh. I was agnostic for a while, until I had a...
    suileglasa19 suileglasa19 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30, 2012

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    Because Its Right...

    Hello :) My mother went to catholic school st marys accademy as a teenager. I grew up in a pentacost church and rejected the theology at age 15. I told my mother i wasnt attending church anymore and that caused huge arguements. My mom, her siblings and my grandparents i knew...
    ElishevaBloom ElishevaBloom 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 7, 2012

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    Are You Jewish?

    I have been asked this question before. But it was after being asked for the third time that I decided to find out if you can even convert to Judaism. The people who asked me if I were Jewish were all very different and I had never mentioned anything to them. So while I was...
    JessUK JessUK 22-25 3 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    I Want To Be Jewish...But How/When?

    Ok, so I've been wanting to be Jewish for a while now; 6 years to be precise. I have researched a lot of things; watched a lot of Jewish documentaries and videos on YouTube- about the Torah, the history of the Jewish people, people's conversion stories and testimonials, as well...
    paradiddlepad paradiddlepad 18-21, F 13 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    I Love Jews

    i'm a 18 year old med student, living in montreal. i've known many jewish people throughout my life, and the more i knew them the more i loved and respected them. the idea of becoming like them never crossed my mind until very recently. however, my whole family is roman-catholic...
    israellove israellove 18-21 3 Responses May 17, 2009

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    My Journey Thus Far...

    My journey towards Judaism began around 2005. I really enjoy reading, and I decided pick up a book on the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. I found the subject so fascinating that I would just devour any story I could find about Israel. I gradually progressed to books on the...
    IronGipper IronGipper 26-30 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Want To Convert, Don't Want To Be Ridiculed

    I'd like to convert to Judaism but I'm afraid Jewish born people ridiculing me for not being "Jewish" enough. I'd like to... just don't think it's worth FIGHTING to be a part of a Spiritual group of followers who will look down on me.
    crispapples crispapples 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Catholic to Jew

    My mom and dad were Presbyterian. They converted to Catholicism and my dad died sometime after. I had been raised in a strong Catholic family where nothing was to be questioned and I mean NOTHING. Not rules on marriage, sex, finances, and heaven forbid THE CHURCH. We prayed...
    thatonekid1227 thatonekid1227 16-17 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Very Confused

    as the title suggests,am at that point where i dont really know where am headed.what i truly know as of now is that i need spiritual guidance in my life.every religion is so confusing and am scared that i question too much.i need to read the Torah.something about Judaism has...
    patnjeri patnjeri 26-30 2 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    My Self Quest To Faith-judaism

    i was born a christian and brought up to christian beliefs half of my life. Growing up in a Christian Filipino home made me clueless of Judaism. I've never met a Jew, i have never been to a synagogue, No! I havent seen one! We dont have those here!(Philippines) and worse i have...
    olive124 olive124 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2012

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    Converting For Me, Converting For You

    My main reasoning for converting is for me. I feel more at home and understood. But it has a small, very small part to do with someone I am close to. This person understands me and needs my help as much as I need theirs but they are currently dating in their community and expect...
    AdiraMarie AdiraMarie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13, 2013

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    I Want To Convert, But Married With Children

    Hello, I have just found this site.I have been toying with the idea that Judaism is for me for a very long time now, and that idea has cemented over time after visiting my local Progressive Synangogue for work.I have enrolled to start their Understanding Judaism course,  I feel...
    elijahsmum elijahsmum 31-35 4 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Born Christian, With A Jewish Soul

    I was raised by a Catholic mother. Her beliefs are extremely strong, but she also believed I didn't need to go to church to recieve God (this stemmed from a spat with the priest similar to that involving Disraeli's bar mitzvah, which eventually led to his baptism as an Anglican...
    yolodebunked yolodebunked 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    Wanting To Convert To Judaism

    I want to convert to Judaism. I have thought about different religions for some time now and Judaism has always been the one I turn to. I’ve wanted to be Jewish since I was a young teen and now I’m nearly 30; so it’s definitely time to begin! I need some help getting...
    BrandiS BrandiS 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Want To Convert

    Shalom everyone and shana tov! Ive been learning by myself about Judaism, and in the past year, if someone asks me what religion I am, Isay jewish. What friends from Israel have warned me about though is that Jews dont trust converts, and if you approach a rabbi, he will turn you...
    jewspook jewspook 31-35 4 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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