Converts: The Journey of Becoming Jewish
Also available: a recording of our Q&A panel with five rabbis from local congregations..
Follow several non-Jews from around the world as they go through the conversion process. Diana from Costa Rica found out about her Spanish-Portuguese Jewish roots from a high school genealogy project. Adam from Toronto was raised as a Pentecostal Christian but started questioning his beliefs as a teenager. Bianka from Warsaw wanted community and an intellectual approach to spirituality. All of our characters are on a journey of self-discovery and negotiating their relationships with family, friends and significant others. All are searching for identity and connection. Through following their conversion process, we are vicariously exposed to a range of Jewish ideas and practices. Along the way we get a chance to meet their teachers and guides and the community that they seek to join.
WHY WE LIKE THIS FILM: This film shows people from all ages and stages of life in their conversion process. The different subjects engage will all the major branches of Judaism in several different countries.
Watch our Q&A panel from after our in-person showing of the film. Featuring Rabbi Neil Blumofe (Cong. Agudas Achim), Rabbi Steve Folberg (Cong. Beth Israel), Rabbi Rebecca Reice (Cong. Shir Ami), Rabbi Dan Milner (Cong. Tiferet Israel), and Rabbi Eleanor Steinman (Temple Beth Shalom).
May 25 '23, 12:00 PM — Jun 4 '23, 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (CST)
Note: Virtual showtimes list start and end times between which the film can be viewed.
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