Jew by Choice

Pronunciations

Jew by choice (Jew by choice)

Definitions

  • n. 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).

Alternative Spellings

Jew-by-Choice

Notes

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

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