When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 11/14/2018

A conversion brings wholeness to body, mind and spirit.

New Study Ponders Key Question: How to Promote Active Converts?

JTA Staff, JTA, 04/13/2018

Low conversion rates among intermarried Jewish families continue to plague those working to reverse the demographic downtrends in American Jewry. Fewer than one-fifth of gentiles who marry Jews convert to Judaism, according to a new study distributed by the American Jewish Committee.

Ruth’s Cup: A New Passover Ritual Honoring Jewish Diversity

Heidi Hoover, Jewish&, 03/29/2017

A ritual welcome for converts at Passover.

Growing Up African-American and Jewish Leads to a Life of Service in Georgia

John Eaves, Jewish&, 03/03/2017

For Georgia Politician, Legacy of Oppression and Persistence Motivates

What It Was Like To Grow Up Multiracial and Orthodox in a Hasidic Enclave

Isaiah Rothstein, Jewish&, 02/15/2017

They were older than me, by at least five years, and I was afraid. Though my Satmar Hasidic neighbors were my friends, their cousins usually approached me with disdain whenever I’d go over for a playdate.

Large Multicultural Family Finds a Jewish Home In North Carolina

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 02/07/2017

Though they did not start off life as Jews, Puah Millsaps and her multiracial family have never felt more welcome than they do in the Jewish world.

Jews and Muslims Coming Together in Minnesota

Brandie Itman, Jewish&, 01/25/2017

The final process of converting to Judaism is to meet with the beit din (a rabbinic “court” of three learned Jews, usually clergy, who meet with a candidate for conversion).

African American Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Yeshiva Student

Mordechai Ben Avraham Hazzan, Jewish&, 01/19/2017

Today I am a yeshiva student studying Torah full time. Before this, I was a Republican candidate for Congress.

'Online Conversion' Fulfills Spiritual Dreams - But Stirs Controversy

Josefin Dolsten, Forward, 01/05/2017

(JTA) - The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she "was running around like a headless chicken" in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.