It’s late at night, I’m switching back and forth between reading Torah commentaries and observing the visitor stats on my other recently created blog, The Vegan Cook, when I come upon this idea: Why not write down my thoughts on the interwebs and make a blog about my Jewish journey?
So here’s the deal: I’m currently in the process of converting to Judaism at a Reform temple here in New York City. I just started a group class, which is mostly couples with one Jewish partner and the other a potential convert (like my boyfriend and myself), that runs through the end of January, and afterwards I will continue individual study under the supervision of the Rabbi. When I’m ready, I’ll go before a rabbinical court and have the ritual immersion in a mikveh and conversion ceremony.
I have Jewish heritage on my father’s side of my family, and although I was raised Catholic, I’m very strongly drawn to Judaism on an intellectual, spiritual, and emotional level. I’ve been practicing some aspects of the religion for a few years now, and I really identify with the culture. I’m extremely excited about this whole process.
I’d really love to connect with other Jews and Jews-by-choice on this blogosphere, so if you’re reading this, comment and say hi!