Jewish & New-ish

A Supportive Online Space for Those Who Have Recently (0-5 Years) Converted to Judaism

Have you converted to Judaism in the past five years? Join an online gathering where you can make connections, process your experiences, and learn with others in this safe space offered through a Reform Jewish lens. Ask questions without fear, share triumphs and challenges in a nurturing environment, and continue to explore your journey with Judaism in a community of care.  

We recognize that the experiences of those who convert to Judaism are by no means monolithic (and many choose other language to describe themselves, preferring Jew by Choice, or preferring not to label themselves at all). We welcome and affirm people from a wide range of backgrounds including Jews of Color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and people from other marginalized communities.  

Facilitated by Sue Bojdak (she/her) and Yanira Quiñones (she/her). Live captioning and/or ASL interpretation available with 2 weeks advance request, and we will make every effort to meet any request made at any time. Contact Learning@urj.org.  

Jewish & New-ish will be offered virtually.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the National Center to Encourage Judaism (NCEJ)

Jewish & New-ish, Fall 2022

 - 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. ET Number of Sessions: 4

September 8th: Belonging: My Place in the Jewish Community

October 20th: Family Complexity and Points of Connection

November 10th: Finding and Honoring Your Jewish Practice

December 8th: Navigating the Holidays: Challenges and Opportunities

Jewish & New-ish, Spring 2023

Thursdays, January 19, 2023 - April 20, 2023, 8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. ET Number of Sessions: 4

January 19th

February 16th

March 16th

April 20th

Registration coming soon