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Hanukkah: Sundown November 28
The eight-day Festival of Lights commemorates the Jewish recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE.

Hanukkah: Sundown November 28
The eight-day Festival of Lights commemorates the Jewish recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE.




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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 30

Dreidels, Drinks, and Donuts: A Hanukkah Celebration with Yisod & 18Doors (Boston)

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Join Yisod (Temple Emanuel's 20s & 30s group) and Molly Kazin Marshall from 18Doors for a Hanukkah celebration under the TE Tent. Together we’ll play dreidel, light candles, eat donuts and enjoy a festive cocktail. Make sure to bundle up and bring a mask! All participants must be fully vaccinated. This event is for interfaith couples/Jews and people who love them. You don't need to know how to play dreidel or spell "sufganiyot" in order to eat a jelly doughnut!
Tue 30

The Real Story of Hanukkah: Finding Meaning for Interfaith Families (National) – Online

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Curious how the holiday of Hanukkah came to be what we celebrate today? First there was a war. Next there was a myth. But before both were thousands of years of humanity's reckoning with the mysteries of the world. 18Doors' Rabbi Michal Woll will explore universal, spiritual and moral interpretations of Hanukkah that can be meaningful for every member of an interfaith family and/or community.
Dec 01

FaithFULL: The Theology of Hanukkah and Christmas (National) – Online

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Hanukkah and Christmas: two very different holidays that share an overlap of timing, food, some gifts, and anything else? What exactly is at the heart of both of these holidays? 18Doors' Rabbi Steven Philp of Mishkan will lead this workshop with a pastor to explore the theological differences between Hanukkah and Christmas.
Dec 02

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
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 couples.
Dec 02

Making Mochi Doughnuts: A Multicultural Hanukkah Workshop (National) – Online

December 2 @ 8:00 pm EST
Join us for a Hanukkah workshop that celebrates all multicultural, interfaith, Jewish+ families and couples! 18Doors' Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe will lead us as we light our Hanukkah candles together and then Nourish Co.'s Kristin Eriko Posner will lead us in a step-by-step workshop to make mochi doughnuts.
Dec 04

Hanukkah and Havdalah Outdoors (Atlanta)

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors for a delightful IN PERSON celebration of the 7th night of Hanukkah and Havdalah at Ormond-Grant Park. Bring your beloveds, a hanukkiah (menorah), 8 candles (7 nights plus the shamash, helper candle), foil (to put under your hanukkiah), a lighter and a picnic dinner. We'll provide doughnuts and fun.
Dec 07

2021 Ignite the Light Celebration

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Join us for an evening celebrating the work and impact of 18Doors. Are you part of a Jewish-interfaith family? Then we want to celebrate YOU! This free event will feature wonderful speakers, complimentary drink recipes for you to make at home, giveaways, and a portion that will feature photos and stories from real interfaith families. Anyone […]
Dec 09

What To Do in December – A Live Q&A for Parents Balancing Hanukkah and Christmas (National) – Online

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Hanukkah and Christmas can be a joyful time, but let's be honest: It can also be incredibly challenging for those of us in interfaith families. All kinds of issues can arise when it comes to what and how to celebrate; how to share and stand by your decisions with grandparents and other extended family members; and so much more. Join moderator Lauren Schreiber Sasaki from Jewish& and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors, who will answer the questions they get asked the most from parents around the December holidays.
Dec 14

To Tree or Not To Tree: December Decisions (National) – Online

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The December holiday time can and should be joyful, but it can also bring up tensions with our partners and immediate or extended families. Join Rabbi Denise Handlarski from 18Doors and Lauren Schreiber Sasaki from Jewish& along with other interfaith couples to get tools for navigating this time of year in a safe and supportive space.
Jan 06

Couples & Conversation (Montreal) – Online

January 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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 couples in the Montreal area.
Jan 09

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

January 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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 couples.
Jan 20

Let’s Bayit: Homebuying and Building a Jew-ish Home (Atlanta) – Online

January 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Buying your first home is a big deal. It's a seemingly overwhelming process, and just figuring out how to get started can feel like a herculean task. Join Rabbi Malka Packer from 18Doors Atlanta and Jon Effron, a Compass realtor, to learn about building a Jew-ish home and how to get started. (And, if you were wondering, bayit means “house” in Hebrew!)