Jew by Choice

Alternative Spellings

Jew-by-Choice

Definitions

  • A convert to Judaism.

Example Sentences

  • I'm a Jew by Choice, but my husband was born Jewish.

Languages of Origin

English

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Notes

Term heard mostly in American Reform circles, as an alternative to "convert."

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