In a relationship where one of you is Jewish – and the other isn’t? We can help you connect with Jewish. Questions about holidays, lifecycle events or even about the day-to-day relationship challenges? We’re here with guidance – and have been sharing Jewish interfaith knowledge since 1999.
What happens when Hanukkah falls on Christmas? How do you help your child feel included at Hebrew school when only one of you is Jewish? What’s a matzah ball? Regardless of your background or involvement in Jewish life, we have tools, guides, learning experiences and events – both virtual and local – designed by Jewish interfaith experts to help you feel more confident in Jewish.
Planning a Jewish/interfaith wedding ceremony? Learn about Jewish wedding rituals and use this new tool to select the ones you want in your ceremony. Choose from different options to create your own custom script for your officiant.
Spend an hour learning from and with other rabbis and cantors about ensuring that interfaith wedding ceremonies you officiate at represent both partners' backgrounds. Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Jen Gubitz will share practical tips and examples of how to create a ceremony where both the Jewish partner and the partner from another faith tradition feel seen and represented at their wedding ceremony. Plus, you’ll get time to share your best practices and tips with each other.
The outbreak of war in the Middle East has been shocking, scary and painful for many. Couples that come from different backgrounds may experience additional difficulty and challenge when processing and discussing this war.
Join 18Doors, Rabbi Emily Hyatt and Jessica Moskowitz, LCSW, to discuss how the war is impacting you and your partner, while gaining skills to better communicate with and support one another.
Join 18Doors and Rabbi Steven Philp to learn all the things you might want to know as you're getting started exploring conversion to Judaism. We'll cover some basics like how to choose which movement to convert with, finding a rabbi to work with, and we'll answer questions like what's a beit din and what's a mikvah? There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation!
If you’ve been longing for a space to exhale since October 7th, we invite you to join a small group of interfaith couples for an afternoon of conversation and community. As partners and families, we have been navigating a multitude of feelings, challenges, and questions. We aim to create a space for checking in and conversation--where we can hold our partner’s and our community’s vulnerabilities with openness, care and compassion. Join us for a nosh (bite to eat) and a deep breath as we explore what is coming up for us now and how we can best support each other in the days ahead.
Welcoming a baby into your life is such a joy and also comes with having to make a lot of decisions. For parents from different faith backgrounds, the decisions can be difficult to make. Do you have a baby naming ceremony, a bris (ritual circumcision) and/or some other ritual to welcome your baby into your family? Join Rabbi Simone Schicker who will share with expectant parents the different welcoming ceremonies and rituals interfaith couples may choose to have.
Our Year of Firsts: Parenting Edition will launch a new parenting program targeting interfaith couples in their first ~18 months of being parents as a partnership between a national leader in interfaith engagement, 18Doors, and Rabbi Meredith Kahan of Rockdale Temple. The goal is to provide low barrier settings for participants to build community, connections and confidence in participating in Jewish life and raising Jewish children.
You're engaged--mazel tov (congratulations!)! Whether you've always dreamt of having a certain type of wedding or you have no clue what kind of vibe you're going for on your big day, chances are you've got a LOT of questions and an ever-growing to-do list! Let 18Doors help you navigate some of those questions that Jewish/interfaith couples often face!