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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, when families and loved ones come together to retell the story of Exodus.

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.

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

May 05

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith* Couple *Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish . . .   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 […]
May 05

In This Together: Navigating Your Interfaith Relationship in a Time of War (National) – Online

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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.
May 13

What’s Next? How Clergy Can Support Jews Following Conversion (National)- Online

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Join Rabbi Steven Philp, an 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow alumnus who runs the conversion program and post-conversion support at Mishkan Chicago, for an informative session on how Jewish professionals and clergy can provide support to newly converted Jewish individuals.
May 21

Moving Beyond Welcome for Chicago’s Interfaith Couples & Families (Chicago) – Online

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors' new Chicago Director, Andy Kirschner, as he shares data and perspectives from a comprehensive listening tour about interfaith families and the organizations who serve them. 18Doors will also share strategies for support in Chicago, practical tips around language and optics, and best principles to move organizations beyond warm and welcoming to an inclusive place of belonging.
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.