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Converts: The Journey of Becoming Jewish

Event details
Calendar   Films
Location Temple Beth Shalom
Date Wed, May 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

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 the Austin Jewish Film Festival Likes 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.

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