I grew up in a blended Jewish and Christian home. My father was born Jewish, but my mother had converted to Judaism to marry him. They pledged to raise their children with only Jewish identities, and the four of us were. Still, Mom's background meant there were Christians in our family — some nominal, some serious — so my religious world growing up was a mix.
That early experience set the stage for me to understand that Jews and Christians share many important things in common. Later, when I made a decision to become a Christian, my childhood Judaism informed the way I embraced my new faith. That's how I discovered Christians not only have something really big in common with Jews, but we owe a big debt of gratitude to them for a feast that gave us one of the most sacred acts in our faith: Holy Communion.