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Shavuot: June 11 to 13 (sundown to sundown)

This holiday brings together two different celebrations: the moment in Jewish religious history when Moses received the Torah on Mount Sinai and the summer harvest.

Passover: Sundown on April 22 to sundown April 29 or 30 (depending on family tradition and/or location)

This major Jewish holiday celebrates freedom and includes a seder, a festive meal when families and loved ones come together to retell the story of Exodus.

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Couples & Weddings

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.

Jewish Leaders & Organizations

We provide institutions and organizations with the tools and programming you need. We have a deep understanding of interfaith couples’ needs and can help you effect change from within.

NEW! Create Your Own Wedding Ceremony Script

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.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This in person workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples in their 20s and 30s.
Jun 11

Community Tikkun Leil Shavuot: (Almost) All Night Learning (Chicago)

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - June 12 @ 1:00 am CDT
Join Base Logan Square, JCUA, Keshet, 18 Doors, Avodah, and Repair the World Chicago for a night of learning on Tuesday, June 11th, at 7:30PM to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot. This Jewish holiday brings together two different celebrations: the moment when Moses received the Torah on Mount Sinai and the summer harvest. It is a long held Jewish custom to celebrate Shavuot, the giving of the Torah, by staying up all night immersed in learning. Join us and learn from community members on a variety of diverse topics. Come for one hour, or stay up (almost) all-night.
Jun 23

Love Over Hate: Nurturing Relationships And Mental Health In The Face Of Antisemitism (Boston)

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
From college campuses to the halls of Congress, from social media to daily life, the climate of antisemitism is more heated now than many of us have ever experienced. Join other Jewish-interfaith couples in our community for a brunch conversation on how we are affected by antisemitism now, and learn new skills to support your mental health and strengthen your relationships.