"Juan Mejia, of Oklahoma City, once dreamed of becoming a Roman Catholic monk, but a life-changing discovery that began with a joke set him on a different path. Mejia said he was 15 when he attended a family Christmas gathering in his native Bogota, Colombia. A relative made an off-color remark, an anti-Semitic joke actually, that made his paternal grandfather very upset. Someone at the gathering urged the older man to explain why he was so upset, and his answer took everybody by surprise: The family descended from Jews..."
Rabbi Meija is a Clal Rabbis Without Borders Fellow
By Carla Hinton from NewsOK.com, The Oklahoman, 7/8/12