I'm Converting: One Mother's Unexpected Path To Judaism

Jane Kemp grew up in a non-denominational Protestant church, but when she learned her adopted son had Jewish ancestry, it set her on a path to conversion she never could have imagined.
Jane Kemp and her son, Kieran, celebrate their first Hanukkah together. Source: Leslie Edelman Kemp

Like millions of Jews across the county, Jane Kemp has spent the past week celebrating Passover. She attended two Seders — one with friends, the other at her synagogue in the Bay Area city of Richmond, Calif. This year, she was in charge of putting together the ritual platters for the Seder at her synagogue, serving about 130 people.

This wasn't always the norm for her. After growing up in a.

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