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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 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.

From the URJ Outreach Database




From Tablet Magazine

  • Intermarried by Taffy Brodesser-Akner - My husband, a convert, is more observant than I
  • At Sinai by Sian Gibby - A recent convert to Judaism discusses by Shavuot is her favorite holiday


Moment Magazine

  • The New Convert - a number of first person accounts a by a former Muslim, Mormon, Baptist, plus and African American, and the grand-granddaughter of a Nazi officer.


Artistic Expressions and other articles