For these adults, the ceremony isn’t about presents or lavish parties. It’s about affirming their place in the Jewish community.
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
For a Jewish convert, how much Christmas is too much?
The holiday is significant for me as a convert, so I created a fish dish that blends my Italian heritage with my Jewish identity
As a black classical singer, I avoided singing negro spirituals—until Yiddish music helped me hear them in a new way as a Jew
The whole idea of a ritual bath seemed foreign and too religious. But now it’s a warm reminder of the moment I became a Jew.
A well-thumbed book from my Lutheran childhood is now the ideal text for my Shavuot study and reflection
A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion
In a Kenyan village 100 miles north of Nairobi, a small group of homesteaders and subsistence farmers have adopted Judaism as their faith
Glamour personified, she was also the archetypal convert to Judaism
Intermarried couples must learn new holiday recipes and traditions