a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye…

Posted on: December 5, 2013

so long…well at least for now.

Yes, it’s true, I’m going to put a halt on the site. It’s been an amazing experience writing and connecting with so many Jews from around the globe. I have truly enjoyed meeting such amazing people. I’ve loved sharing my conversion process with all of you and processing your conversion processes and journeys to Judaism. I’ve loved debating about race and racism within Judaism and figuring with you how we, as Jews of Color, converts to Judaism, LGBTQ Jews and interfaith families can leave our impression on the Jewish world. While I don’t think we’ve scratched the surface, we’ve done such great work here!

But as you have probably noticed, keeping up with the blog is hard work! It’s not for a lack of trying, but it definitely feels more like work these days and less about my passion for sharing my experience. So I’m going to take the rest of December to think about how I can reformat the blog, think about new content so that I can come back fresh in 2014 with a bit more direction and resources for folks.

Don’t fret, I’m still Jewish, I still love being a Jew and I will continue writing and talking about the need for inclusive Jewish spaces for JOCs, JBCs and LGBTQ Jews. I’m still getting hitched and I’m still shul shopping (again). I just need to figure out a way to breathe more vibrant life into the site. I will continue to Tweet and Facebook, so please make sure to connect with me there. I’m also going to be working more closely with the Jewish Multiracial Network and have been working with my editor at The Forward to start a series about marriage and Jews of Color. Please email me if you’re a JOC and interested in sharing your conversion story (if you’ve converted) or your experience as a JOC.

So goodbye for now. I trust you all had an amazing Hanukkah. Happy Christmas to my Christian readers and blessings for an amazing Gregorian New Year!

See you on the flip side- aka February 2014.



3 Responses to "Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye…"

I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts here – thank you so much for sharing your journey and insights, and good luck!

Thanks Kerry! Hopefully I can figure out a way to keep it going and keep it relevant to my Jewish life now. Fingers crossed!

Aw, man! As I am sure you will love the time off and room to breathe (and think!) I will definitely miss your posts! As an avid reader, I have loved reading and sharing your blog 🙂

So you’re getting hitched?! Congrats! Any chance you’re looking for a Ketubah?? 😉

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