Sunday, July 29, 2007

Better Late than Never

Yesterday marked my first visit to a synagogue. I have been thinking of converting to Judaism for about 3 years but, for various reasons, didn't take the plunge until now.

Not exactly what I was expecting. Most literature on Reform Judaism tends to concentrate on the American Reform movement, which is more "liberal" (less observant) than the Reform Movement in the UK. So I turn up and about half the service is in Hebrew (of which I know about half a word...). It's ok, though, because "philosophically" I'm more inclined to American Conservative Judaism, which is more observant than American Reform and less than Orthodox (everywhere).

I felt right at home, not least because everyone was very friendly.

Looking forward not only to next Shabbat's services, but also to the High Holidays services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), which are in September.

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