On the move!

So I have been away from the blog for a bit. It has been a busy spring! This past week I actually moved from Madison up to the Twin Cities metro in Minnesota. I was in the middle of the Intro to Judaism class at Temple Beth El in Madison so I am unable to finish it, which makes me sad since it was such an informative and engaging class.

I am currently vetting Twin Cities area rabbis to find the best one to help me finish what I started with Rabbi Biatch in Madison. I am hoping that I don’t have to start from square one in the process, but can have my conversion process continue from some mid-point at least, pending what the rabbi I choose thinks is best. I have meetings scheduled with 3 rabbis this week so hopefully I can get the process continuing asap.

I miss my congregation in Madison, Temple Beth El, and I am hoping that I am able to get the same welcoming and warm feeling I got right off the bat there at the synagogue that I end up attending regularly here.

So far, I have attended Shabbat services at Shir Tikvah in Minneapolis, who’s rabbi will be the one I meet with first, tomorrow afternoon. I enjoyed it and liked the atmosphere so I hope tomorrow’s meeting goes well!


About the Author
Ryan Fagan is originally from Southwest Florida, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he is employed in the financial sector and is active at Shir Tikvah, his Reform shul. He recently converted to Judaism after being raised in a Catholic household. He also goes by his Hebrew name, Aviv.