I’m Becoming Jewish

And it’s possibly the biggest decision of my life, so far.

Conversion ain’t all eating challah and drinking wine; I have readings to do each week.

Never in a million years would I have ever thought that I would become Jewish. But here I am, recently engaged and ready to embark on a life adventure that will shape my future.

Over my two years with my partner, I have learned about the many cultural aspects of Judaism and have fallen in love with the traditions and the holidays, especially Shabbat and Passover. As a person whose hobby is “learning” (yes, nerdy, I know), the conversion process will allow me to explore Judaism both as a culture and religion in a more formal context.

When I was a child, my sister and I would ask my dad why we weren’t baptized as he had been. He would say, “So you can choose what you want to be when you grow up.” I don’t think my dad could have ever guessed that one day I would choose to be Jewish. Nevertheless, his open attitude is a gift to me and has made it easier to make this huge life decision.

I invite you to follow me on my conversion journey, experience Judaism through my eyes and share your thoughts with me.