You will be made very welcome and most Liberal synagogues have a special category of membership for non-Jewish partners.
Your children will be considered as Jewish, as long as they have a Jewish upbringing and education. The Affirmations of Liberal Judaism state that children of mixed relationships, between a Jew and a non-Jew, are “considered Jewish if so brought up”.
No distinction is made. Liberal Judaism recognises equilineal descent: namely, that individuals born of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother should be treated in exactly the same way as individuals born to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father.
No. But what happens will depend on the age of the child.
Where the child is below seven-years-old, and will go on to have a Jewish upbringing and education, they are regarded as Jewish without need of conversion. The Liberal Beit Din (Rabbinic Board) will issue a status certificate, if required.
Where the child is over seven, Liberal Judaism would recommend attendance at religion school leading to bar/batmitzvah and Kabbalat Torah, at which point the child is considered fully Jewish. Again, a status certificate will be issued if required.
You are potentially Jewish and need to speak to your congregation’s rabbi as to how you can regularise your status – through study and attendance at synagogue services and participation in Jewish rituals.
Regulations change, but at the moment a status certificate is not accepted as proof of Jewish identity. In this case, the Liberal Judaism Beit Din will issue a formal conversion certificate that will satisfy the Israeli authorities.