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I recently had my DNA done through my maternal line, and found out that I am an Ashkenazi Jew. I was raised Catholic by my parents. I have recently started self study and reading about Judaism and am very interested in starting formal study for possible conversion. Unfortunately, there are no synagogues in St George Utah. The closest would be in Nevada.

Who would I contact to find out what I need to do to move forward in studies and possible conversion? Can I do studies online? Do I need to have a Rabbi to sponsor me?

I would probably prefer a Reform Judaism direction. My additional question is; would I be considered to be a Jew through maternal DNA? Or a non Jew? And would Reform Judaism accept me as a convert?

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Contact https://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&newwindow=1&site=webhp&q=union+for+reform+judaism&oq=union+for+reform+judaism&aq=0&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=1&gs_upl=8232l41157l0l44624l29l29l3l13l13l0l94l1047l13l13l0&gs_l=hp.1.0.0l10.8232l41157l0l44624l29l29l3l13l13l0l94l1047l13l13l0

That is, Union for Reform Judaism, and ask  for assistance there. http://urj.org/about/contact/

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Rabbi Chaim Bender

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I will answer questions about Judaism in general, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox as well. I will answer questions about converting to Judaism, and questions about why Jews do not believe in a risen messiah. I try to stay away from politics.

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