Conversion

Becoming Jewish: An Info Session About Conversion to Judaism

Are you wondering about becoming Jewish by conversion? Reform Judaism warmly embraces you! Learn about the next steps, where to find resources, and how to get answers to your questions in this free, no-commitment, online info session. This program will be captioned, and we will make every effort to meet...

Hanukkah-Related Baby Names and their Meanings

Ellie Rudee
In Judaism, words are powerful; names are perhaps even more powerful. In the Torah, naming is an important theme related to identity and essence. If you find yourself looking for a name this Hanukkah, we hope this list inspired by the themes of the season will help.

Funny, You Don’t Look...

Miguel L. Salazar
"What are you?" was a question I was often asked in New York City. At first, I did not understand. Having grown up in San Antonio, Texas during the Jim Crow era, there was no doubt in my mind. During Jim Crow, Americans were defined by their skin color. I was not Black, but neither was I white. Therefore, I reasoned, I must be Mexican.