Jewish Converts

Hear the Stories of Catholic Converts from Judaism and learn what led them to embrace Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church.

“It opened up the communion of saints for me, and feeling God’s peace through the communion of saints, I chased that peace into the Catholic Church.”

– Dawn Eden Goldstein, Author of The Thrill of the Chaste

 A FEW GREAT VIDEOS

Jeffrey Morrow 56:09

Invited to a Bible study in college, Jeffrey was shocked to realize that Christians actually believe that Jesus rose from the dead. He soon came to see that his atheism took more faith than belief in God.

Dr. Ronda Chervin 54:20

Rhonda began to study Philosophy to find the meaning of life and was drawn to Catholic art. While visiting Chartres Cathedral, she thought: How could something so beautiful be based on nonsense?

Roy Schoeman 54:45

“I had the privilege of seeing my life as though I were looking at it after death, and seeing everything I would be pleased about and everything I would wish I had done differently.”

 A FEW GREAT WRITTEN STORIES

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 RECOMMENDED BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES FOR JEWISH CONVERTS

Honey from a Rock

by Roy Schoeman

Schoeman, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, and best-selling author of Salvation Is From The Jews, once again shows the clear links between Judaism and Catholicism in these inspiring stories of sixteen Jews who became “fulfilled Jews”, as Schoeman says, through their spiritual journeys to the Catholic Church. Using the rich image in Psalm 81 for the book’s title, the author shows how God gave the Jews at Meribah refreshing water from the rock struck by Moses, but He promised ever so much more when they turn their whole hearts to Him – he will give them honey, sweetness itself, from the rock. The sweetness of Christ.

From the Kippah to the Cross

by Jean-Marie Elie Setbon

Jean-Marie was attracted to Jesus when he saw a crucifix at a young age. He contemplated becoming Catholic. Instead, he later moved to Israel, served in the Israeli Army, attended two different rabbinical schools and returned to France an ultra-Orthodox Jew. While teaching in a Jewish school, he was married and began to raise a family but his yearning for Jesus remained. Jean-Marie’s moving and unusual conversion story is about his battle between loyalty to his identity and fidelity to the deepest desires of his heart. Above all, it is a love story between Christ, the Lover—the relentless yet patient pursuer—and man, his beloved.

Before the Dawn

by Eugenia Zolli

This is the remarkable and inspiring story of how the famous and revered Chief Rabbi of Rome, Israel Zolli, became a Christian and entered the Catholic Church after World War II. Zolli was a world renowned Jewish leader and Scripture & Talmudic scholar, and an authority on Semitic philology. This classic work outlines the spiritual journey of Rabbi Zolli, through prayer, Scripture meditation and lived experience, from devout Judaism to Catholicism. He did not abandon his Jewish heritage but says he discovered the fullness of what God offered in Jesus and His Church. Zolli took the Christian name of Eugenio to honor Pope Pius XII (Eugenio was his baptismal name) for all he did to save Jews during WWII.