Hello there

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!

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3 thoughts on “Hello there

  1. cormac828 says:

    Hi, there,

    I’m not Jewish myself and I don’t wish to convert to Judaism, but I’ve had an interest in Judaism and the Jewish people for many years. Your new blog looks interesting.

    And being vegan you won’t have to worry about where you can buy Kosher meat.

  2. Hi again – it’s so great to read others’ experiences of conversion. It’s interesting that you say you have Jewish ancestry – only seven months into my own conversion I discovered I was Jewish by birth on my Mother’s side. You’re also very lucky not having to go through this journey completely alone – I really wish I had a Jewish partner to help me through the difficult parts sometimes!

    Good luck in your journey, and mazal tov for making such a wonderful decision. Hope your new found Jewish identity will bring you much simcha.

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