The last message I sent was sent early. I’m going to rephrase it anyway. I believe that my status as being considered Jewish would be tenuous or untenable in the eyes of most, and might require a formal conversion. This is really a concern only if I, at some point, decide it’s advisable to branch out to a community (Likely only after Covid 19 restrictions lift) and study, discuss, and pray with other Jewish men. For me it is a certainty but for others they might see me publicly identifying as a Jew as tenuous. Experience has played the greatest role in shaping this certainty, as well the inclination to eventually network in order to enrich my study and prayer life as well as hopefully offerOmg something of value to the community. I pray and study alone as it is, keep kosher, and keep the fasts, holy days and the sabbath. My last name is an Galician Jewish name, Hola, which I found out synchronously a few years ago when my interest began to grow strongly. (I am aware of matrilineal descendants being only qualified in most denominations, according to the little I have read) I could go into detail on persona experiences but that may or may not be pertinent to your answer. I would be happy to accept becoming a convert, or publicly identifying in that manner. But there are a lot of contingencies surrounding it. For myself, if I begin considering that I am not Jewish and to not take that role as a Jew seriously, even in a covert way, I have problems, problems you can ask questions about but I’d rather not get into it if its not pertinent to how you’d answer the question. The primary concern for me, is making the opportunity to make connections and enrich myself by eventually studying and praying with others and involving myself in a community in the future in whatever capacity makes sense. What would you recommend? I’ve been considering visiting a synagogue before Covid-19 hit but I’d really like to take some smaller steps If any steps prove advisable to be taken before that, when that becomes a possibility. Thank you for your time and your consideration.