I’ve grown out of my shell over the years to be somewhat comfortable with myself and fairly extroverted since moving to somewhere no one knew me and “starting over”. Part of it was that no one knew I was Jewish because I kept it on the DL. But now that I’m being more involved and making it the focus of my life I’m finding myself dealing with people, younger and much older than I, that look up to me or are enamored with me because I am Jewish. Which in the past made me a fair bit uncomfortable and still does. I was wondering, how do other average shy Jews deal with being “put in the spot light”? I know these people are trying to be friendly, but my first reaction is still “run away!” .