I was adopted when I was about three months old. My adoptive mother is Lutheran, and adoptive father is Jewish (Conservative). My understanding growing up is that I’d have to undergo a lengthy conversion process if I wanted to be Jewish. I was raised Lutheran, and now attend a Unitarian Universalist church. (My personal spiritual beliefs can be best described as “Christian light, with 99.9% less dogma.”)
My birth mother and I discovered each other about two weeks ago. (We’re still going through the “getting to know each other” process, and we’ll eventually have a reunion.) She’s Jewish. Does that mean I’m “officially Jewish” in the eyes of whatever temple I might step into? What’s the status of my Judiasm, if any?