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Purim: Sundown on March 23 to sundown on March 24

This lively Jewish holiday is full of costumes, pageants and traditional cookies called “hamantaschen.”

Purim: Sundown on March 23 to sundown on March 24

This lively Jewish holiday is full of costumes, pageants and traditional cookies called “hamantaschen.”




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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.

Families

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

Wed 28

Discussing Antisemitism as an Interfaith Couple (National)-Online

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Antisemitism is a painful reality for the Jewish community and it has only gotten worse in the United States and Canada over the last few years. Join 18Doors, the ADL and other interfaith couples, to learn about antisemitism and how it specifically affects interfaith couples and families.
Mar 06

Our Year of Firsts: Parenting Edition (National) – Online

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Does this describe you and your partner? We’re an interfaith (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.) couple, and raising – or about to raise – our first child. We want to create new traditions & celebrate Jewish holidays with our child in a way that is meaningful to us. We’d like to figure out how we want our religious or spiritual lives to look in the future. We could use guidance from a welcoming and non-judgmental rabbi. We’d like to hear how other interfaith couples are navigating this. If so, you’d be perfect for Our Year of Firsts: Parenting Edition. Registration for Our Year of Firsts: Parenting Edition is open now!
Mar 12

Couples & Conversation (National)- Online

March 12 @ 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 online 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.
Mar 13

Planning Your Interfaith Wedding…Together! (National)-Online

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors’ Molly Kazin Marshall for a three-part series to plan your Jewish/interfaith wedding, together with other Jewish/interfaith couples! Having other couples to bounce ideas around with can be the most helpful resource of all as you're planning your big day. Join us for these three sessions. Each session will include time for couples to get to know one another, share updates in the planning process, and brainstorm together. This series is highly interactive and a great way to get to know other interfaith couples who are in the thick of wedding planning!
Mar 19

Practical Torah for Jewish Grandparents of Interfaith Families (National) – Online

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Ari Saks and other grandparents with interfaith families for a four-session series that focuses on rabbinic teachings and lessons from the Torah and Bible that highlight ways we can create a meaningful and inclusive family culture for everyone in our interfaith family.
Mar 21

Allyship in a Time of Rising Antisemitism (National)- Online

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and the ADL for a program designed to give interfaith couples an opportunity to learn about how to support one another during times of rising antisemitism. You'll also explore concrete ways to be an ally and a caring partner.
Apr 16

Welcome to the Seder: Grandparents’ Role in Embracing ALL Family Members at Passover (National) -Online

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and the Jewish Grandparents Network to discover how you can take the lead in welcoming and embracing family members and other guests of different faiths and cultures to create a joyful, engaging experience for all participants. Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal will share practical ideas so that this year’s seder celebrates the Exodus and freedom in a way that resonates for all.