Kenneth Shoji (Japanese, adopted, Jewish mother)
Ariel David, converted in 2013.
I work in Communications for tribal government and I am a member of Temple Beth El, Riverside.
I deeply enjoyed my education in Judaism, I wanted to really have a focus to learn: history and culture; the call to right action. And I appreciated the opportunity for self introspection about my reasons for this conversion.
I was surprised by Judaism's focus on action as a way of being.