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frances stands smiling in the sherith israel sanctuary with stained glass behind her

Why this 98-year-old is converting to Judaism

Frances Bertetta was in her late 20s when she attended a bar mitzvah and fell in love with Judaism. Seventy years later, she is converting from Catholicism and becoming a member at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. Bertetta, 98, recently was approved for conversion by a beit din, or rabbinical court, and was immersed…
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