In moving to the United States from Guatemala, I found my purpose and place in Jewish community
After growing up in a non-denominational Protestant church, Jane Kemp made the decision seven years ago to convert to Judaism.
The service was electrifying, conducted in Hebrew, with some readings in English and Spanish, and enthusiastic communal singing.
A conversion brings wholeness to body, mind and spirit.
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.
A ritual welcome for converts at Passover.
For Georgia Politician, Legacy of Oppression and Persistence Motivates
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.
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.
Chavurat Nahariyah is an exciting group of young families in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla in my native Colombia.
My mother, once Tanya Maria Robertson, now Shulamis Geulah Rothstein, taught my brothers and me so many things! She, like a great lioness, raised us to think, to feel and to respond to the needs of our people, regardless of religious affiliation, skin color or garb.
Yue Ting finally went "home" to Israel this week. She had been looking forward to the day for years — where she comes from there are no synagogues or rabbis.
A family friend’s hearing problems first sparked Koach Baruch Frazier’s interest in audiology. What drew him to Judaism after growing up in Kansas City in a family with several African Methodist Episcopal pastors?
The way I look - my golden complexion and the abundance of ringlet curls on my head - combined with the difference in my upbringing have always challenged my place in society and even in the Jewish community.
"As the American Jewish community is becoming increasingly diverse through intermarriage, conversion and adoption, role models are a critical component of identity formation," said Diane Tobin, director of Be'chol Lashon.