Hearing other's stories is helpful both as a means of understanding where conversionary families are coming from and as a springboard for discussion. The following section includes helpful first-person accounts of their experience as conversion students and later as members of the Jewish people. This section will link heavily to participants from the URJs Introduction to Judaism program as well as sites such as interfaithfamily.com and Tablet Mag.
This section is mainly reflections. For more formal statements of conversion by Jews by Choice during their conversions, visit our Covenant Statement section.
Often the most powerful expressions of joy, questioning, worry, and ambivalence are found not in prose, but in poetry. The following section includes a growing number of poetic expressions from or to recent Jews by choice.