a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Posts Tagged ‘conversion reflections

When I posted about Shavuot on my personal Facebook Page I got a wide variety of responses: From my cousin:  Playoffs are just 40 days, religion is always there! Watch the game! From a Jewish professional: I pray more watching the Knicks then I ever do in shul. From a colleague: Learning goes on until late tonight – […]

Orthodox: To be or not to be…that is the question

Posted by: erika on: January 13, 2013

While enjoying my first glass of wine at a bar in La Guardia Airport before my flight to New Orleans last week I got a Facebook message that I both expected and was surprised by. A friend who’d gone through the conversion process with me, currently living in one of the most Jewish neighborhoods in […]

One Year

Posted by: erika on: August 17, 2012

I’m feeling very reflective today. It’s my one year Jewish Anniversary. This time last year I was making my way from the Upper West Side Mikvah to Congregation Rodeph Sholom to receive the Torah. I’m actually quite overwhelmed with emotions. I spoke with my sister via e-mail yesterday which has me feeling many different things. […]

What’s Inspiring Me Today

Posted by: erika on: August 9, 2012

I’m still deep in the throws of new home drama. I spent the whole of yesterday in my apartment while my landlord/plumber worked for 6 hours-no exaggeration-on my pipes. I suppose I should be grateful to have a kitchen sink and bathtub that drains efficiently and quickly rather than standing water, but it was not […]


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