My mother in law was the first of her lineage to convert from Judaism to Christianity. She did this when my husband was little so he was raised Christian amongst Jewish cousins, aunts, and uncles. On his AncestryDNA test, it says he’s 45% Russian Jewish so ethnically, he identifies as Jewish. We are in the process of converting to Reform (both of us) as it’s important our kids have faith and identify with their heritage. My husband and I are very excited. We attend class once a week and are connected with our local rabbi but have yet to meet beyond email exchange. We are also members of our local J (and love it!) I wasn’t raised with any religion so finding Judaism has meant the world to me. I admittedly am still making sense of the identity aspect of it though. I’m only 4 months into classes so it’s still early. My husband doesn’t feel like an outsider in the way that I do, and understandably so. He’s attended Seders, Hanukkah dinners, Jewish funerals, etc.
I really want our kids (now toddlers) to be proud of their Jewishness and not question or feel less than because their parents converted. Do you have any advice on how I can better step into owning my identify throughout this process? Thanks so much 🤍