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ChavaTzefira

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PostSubject: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:10 pm

Hi all,

My name is Chava (Hebrew name) and I live in Metro Detroit. I'm walking distance to the city, but my friends who are Detroit purists refuse to let me call myself a Detroiter if I'm not within the city limits. :-) I'm a military wife, mother of two (my nearly-19 year old stepdaughter and my 12 year old son) and social worker. My whole family converted (except for my stepdaughter, who "reaffirmed" her Jewish identity) in 2009, through our local Reform synagogue. We are pretty observant, for Reform Jews....we joke that if the bridge between M.O. and Conservative is "Conservadox", then our family is either "Reserve" or "Conform." (It's not a very good joke, but it's ours, LOL) My husband, an Iraq Vet, would be Orthodox if he had his way, but I describe myself as a Mystical Humanist. In my non-shul related life, I work with children who have experienced either trauma or emotional impairment. I'm also an avid reader and writer- mostly on the topic of religion. I spent four years in seminary, with the goal of becoming a Rabbi, but for various reasons have decided to put that aside in favor of pursuing an MSW.

I think I've rambled on enough for now; but I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Chava Tzefira
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:53 pm

Hello and Welcome! It's great to have you here. I'm curious about your story and what made your entire family decide to convert. Was it brought up by your daughter? Did one of you start out and the others decide to convert too?

I don't currently work outside the home but a future MSW is also my goal. Would you like to continue in the work you do now or make a switch?
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:15 am

Welcome, Chava! It's good to meet you.
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:26 pm

Welcome Chava Tzefira!

Hope to see lots of your posts.

I am curious as well about the reason you and your family decided to convert

And what are you converting from?

I won't ask anymore personal questions! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:57 pm

Hello!

It's nice to hear your story! I'm also curious about it. :)

I'm going to be the only one in my family converting, so that's why your story seems so interesting and uplifting to me!

I hope we'll read a lot of posts from you! :)

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:03 pm

Welcome, Chava! You're not the only traditional RJs here :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 pm

welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Shalom! I guess I'm the new girl   Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:23 pm

Welcome and sorry I am late saying welcome!!!
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