Trump was raised as a Presbyterian Christian.  She converted to Orthodox Judaism in July 2009, after studying with Elie Weinstock from the Modern Orthodox Ramaz School.  Trump took the Hebrew name "Yael. " She describes her conversion as an "amazing and beautiful journey" which her father supported "from day one", adding that he has "tremendous respect" for the Jewish faith.  She attests to keeping a kosher diet and observing the Jewish Sabbath, saying in 2015: "We're pretty observant. . . It's been such a great life decision for me. . . I really find that with Judaism, it creates an amazing blueprint for family connectivity. From Friday to Saturday we don't do anything but hang out with one another. We don't make phone calls. " When living in New York City, she used to send her daughter to Jewish kindergarten. She said: "It's such a blessing for me to have her come home every night and share with me the Hebrew that she's learned and sing songs for me around the holidays. "