A gynandromorph butterfly with the transgender pride flag for the front wing and the rainbow pride flag on the rear wing On Servants Wings
Resources and Reflections by Ari Leigh

Becoming Jewish


As the year 5779 (Sept 2019 - Sept 2020) began I felt a longing to reopen my spiritual life. Knowing that my experiences with Christianity can best be likened to an abusive relationship, and inspired by my Facebook friends posts about Rosh Hashanah I began a journey into Judaism. I was honored with an invitation by a friend to celebrate Yom Kippur with them at Nishamat Shoom. This experience was eye-opening and transformative, and left me with a hunger to learn more. Over the past few months I've been exploring Jewish community and what relationship I would like to have with Judaism going forward. I've found an amazing local place for worship & studying with Beth El Temple Center. This page is currently a place holder for the notes, reflections, and questions that I plan to wrestle with as I continue this journey. All opinions, thoughts, and questions are my own and are not meant to be reflective of the communities which inspired them.


My (Digital) Jewish Bookshelf

A collection of communities & resources that I've connected with on this journey.