Why is it that when you express interest in the Orthodox Church, and you mention being from a half Jewish, half nonJewish background, people go overboard to introduce you to only the Jewish members of their church? I know people mean well, but I see Christianity as a blend of ALL peoples; I don't see a need to single out Jews for me to meet.
I was raised a Jew, but I became a Traditional Roman Catholic when I was 18, and only lapsed back into (Orthodox) Judaism for a time because I felt the true church did not exist; I had decided that the gates of hell had indeed prevailed against the RCC due to the travesties that arose out of Vatican II (obviously, I didn't yet know about the Orthodox Church!)
I guess what I'm saying is, I don't like being identified as "the Jewish lady who wants to become Orthodox". Can anyone else relate?
As an Orthodox Christian who is half-Jewish I know what you mean when you say that you are singled out, but maybe the reason is that they are trying to introduce you to other former Jews is so that you know someone familiar with Judaism and Christianity should any theological or practical issues arise in your mind about differences between the two.
I also think that some people are fascinated when they meet a Jew who wishes to become Orthodox because it seems so strange to them, and they might single you out not out of any hatred or ill feelings but because we're seen as a being a rare breed
It has never really bothered me that this happens, but if you are bothered by it then just don't mention it when introducing yourself and only mention it if it comes up in conversations with people that you are closer to. I personally have stopped telling people for a multitude of reasons, one being that I have gotten tired of all the questions about Judaism.