Gayle Redlingshafer Berman grew up on a farm in Farmington Illinois. Her idyllic childhood included riding horses, growing crops and raising pigs. Always a lover of music, Gayle fell in love with opera in college. Following her musical passion led her to Wisconsin, Colorado, and eventually to Texas, where she became the full-time Minister of Music at a mega-church, leading twelve choirs and a hand-bell choir, a big band and running yearly musical productions.
How did this dedicated Church-going Musical Minister end up as a Torah-observant Jew living in Israel?
How did her family respond to her life choices?
Gayle and her husband co-authored a book about their joint journey, called Double Life: One Family, Two Faiths and a Journey of Hope, in which she tells the story of their interfaith family gone Jewish. In addition, they run a website called http://www.j-journey.org/, which serves as a resource for other interfaith families who are interested in Judaism. Tune in as Gayle retells her fascinating tale with humor and aplomb.