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Reflection Resources

Reflection is one of the key tools in order to promote growth in any area.   Below are a series of lessons geared towards promoting that reflection.

Personal Journal for Jews by Choice, Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ

Description: The journal exists in two versions. Version I is a one page list of “Thought Starters” for journal entries, and is given to the new Jew-by-Choice with a blank diary-style journal book. It can be used when the recipient does not have the opportunity to be involved in a post-conversion group. Version II is a pre-printed journal with a “Thought Starter” at the top of each page. This version can be used in conjunction with a pre- or post-conversion group. The “Thought Starters” are suggestions provided as a means to help the writer get started.

New Beginnings Group Session Models For Those In the Process of Conversion

Goal:To support and enrich the process of conversion for those choosing Judaism and their partners.

Key Topics for those in the Process of Conversion

The topics that follow fall into three basic categories: 
1.Internal issues of religious commitment and change of identity, (God) 
2.Family issues, (interpersonal relationship), and 
3.Community acceptance and belonging (peoplehood).

Educating your Communty on Conversion

Conversion as a Life Cycle Event Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA

Description: Introduce conversion into the religious school curriculum as a life cycle for 5th and 6th Grade families.


Conversion Class Lesson Plans

Temple Emanu-El of Dallas Stepping Stones Program

Registration Email for Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Part I: Reading Assignments

Stepping Stones Part II: Texts

Reading Assignments Part II