Leigh Marz began a yearlong process of converting to Judaism in 2004.
In preparation for Leigh's conversion ceremony her “Jew coach”
(as Leigh calls him) asked her to share a written summary
of her experience with guests.
“A written paragraph or two should
do it,” he suggested.
What seemed a simple task became a brief obsession and led to the writing of
Tales of Jew In Training. In preparation for the ritual, Leigh
made each guest a handbound copy. These copies have since circulated among friends, acquaintances,
and friends of acquaintances for over six years. Requests for copies and inquiries as to when Leigh
was going to “actually do something” with this has led to *this site*—which is
intended entirely as a gift.
Leigh Marz lives in Berkeley, CA on a hilltop overlooking the San Francisco Bay with her husband,
Michael, and her now 5-year-old daughter, Ava Zahara. Leigh considers herself to be one of the
luckiest people alive.
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