Today marks the day (One year ago) that I’d first contacted the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, a day that in fact, changed my life forever. Yesterday we’d met with our sponsoring Rabbi Eli (a really great mensch) and talked about how things are going, really excited that we’d finally gone Kosher and for the upcoming Intro to Judaism course. My wife and I are extremely excited to continue making the necessary changes to be more observant and more knowledgeable.

The conversion process, even the intro to Judaism course is just the beginning of a lifetime of study, and I am so excited to continue along this journey!

As for this website, the theme is more… more new content, more sections, more, more, more, and it’s coming along really quick at that. I’m still four months out from the S.O.S. one-year anniversary and it’s already grown into the content-intensive site you see before you. I can’t wait to see it another year down the road!!!



Starting January 18th the intro to Judaism course begins at our synagogue, once a week from 6:00-8:00 pm for four months, and my wife and I are super excited. This is a big step in our conversion process, one of the last few in fact, and we will be officially Jews (Though I’m Ashkenazi ethnically). I WILL be crying tears of joy to see this journey come to fruition once I exit the Mikveh and receive my certificate, though the Beit Din (Jewish court) is a bit imposing lol One thing our congregation does that’s beautiful is that new converts get called up to the Bimah to hold a Torah scroll and be blessed by the Rabbi… I will probably be teary-eyed then too.

So this is big news!!!

Also, my Script is completed, it’s ready to go and those I’ve shared it with have said it’s excellent and they couldn’t put it down… so that’s good news too. I’ll be crowdfunding for it soon and will keep everyone informed as well…

Big things are happening with S.O.S. so stay tuned!!!