Sue Bojdak (she/her) is a Jewish educator and spiritual director. She currently serves as Director of Education at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, offers spiritual direction to people from all backgrounds, and co-facilitates the URJ’s Jewish & New-ish gathering space for recent converts. Sue converted to Judaism half her lifetime ago, in her mid-20s
Our tradition teaches that once someone has converted to Judaism, they are as Jewish as a Jew by birth and we are not to speak of it again with them, or with anyone else. It should be as if they have always been Jewish. To not speak of it is to fully honor the person who chose Judaism by not making any distinctions between them and the born-Jewish members of our communities.