I’ve been debating converting to Judaism for about seven years now, and I’ve finally decided to go for it.
Up until recently, I participated in church communities in the Christian faith tradition I’d been raised in, because I’m disabled and I needed a reason to get out of the house. But I no longer feel the need to pay lip service to a faith I’ve known for years wasn’t a good theological fit for me, just so I feel like I have a place to go.
However, I’m pretty heavily involved — I sing in the choir, I lector, I donate to the building fund monthly, and I’ve made friends that I’d like to keep even if we’re not going to church together anymore. Since it’s a liberal denomination, I’m pretty confident I can maintain these friendships even if I tell them I want to be Jewish. But how do I nicely explain that I’m not a Christian and I’m looking to get my spiritual fix elsewhere? –Aurora