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Phyllis Miller’s experience growing up in Southern California wasn’t much different from that of many American Jews.
The product of an intermarriage — her mother wasn’t Jewish but later converted — Miller’s family attended synagogue occasionally, kept the kids home from school on the High Holidays and ate matzah on Passover.
But Miller’s religious life took an unusual turn in her high school years in San Diego, when she embraced the Mormon church.
After a year of resistance from her parents, she was baptized at age 16 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She later moved to Utah, enrolled in Brigham Young University, married a Mormon and raised six kids as Latter-day Saints, or LDS.
For decades afterward, Miller felt part of her identity was missing.
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