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Lag b’Omer: May 19
This minor Jewish holiday is celebrated by Ashkenazi Jews from sunset on the 18-19 and for Sephardic Jews, on the following day.

Lag b’Omer: May 19
This minor Jewish holiday is celebrated by Ashkenazi Jews from sunset on the 18-19 and for Sephardic Jews, on the following day.




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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

Fri 27

Interfaith Couples Shabbat Dinner (Chicago)

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Whether Shabbat is something you observe weekly, or you're new to incorporating it into your week... Whether you grew up Jewish or you're new to it... If you're dating, engaged or married, and figuring out what Jew-ish looks like in your relationship... ...Join Tani Prell, 18Doors Chicago Community Director, for Shabbat dinner with other interfaith couples!
Sun 29

Interfaith Couples Meet and Greet: Board Game Edition (Chicago)

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors' Tani Prell and other interfaith couples for an afternoon of getting to know one another over some of your favorite games! We'll casually connect and make new couple friends.
Jun 01

What is Jewish Identity? A Shavuot Conversation for Interfaith Couples (New York) – Online

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
What does it mean to be part of the Jewish people/community today if you yourself are not Jewish? Join Rabbi Emily Cohen from 18Doors and other interfaith couples for a thought-provoking conversation sparked by the interfaith storyline of The Book of Ruth, traditionally read on Shavuot.
Jun 05

From Lox to Latkes: How Food Shapes Our Family’s Cultural & Religious Identity (Boston)

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall and other Jewish interfaith couples to talk about religion/culture and food. Coming from different religious/cultural backgrounds, you and your partner likely grew up eating different foods—let’s dig into this fruitful topic and talk about how it relates to your family!
Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (Upper East Side, New York) – Online

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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 couples on the Upper East Side, New York.
Jun 07

Couples & Conversation (Denver) – Online

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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 Denver area.
Jun 24

Shabbat Dinner and Game Night (Boston)

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Join other interfaith/multicultural/Jew-ish couples for a Shabbat dinner in person! We'll start our evening with Shabbat blessings and get to know one another over a night of board games and great food. Weather permitting, we will be outdoors.
Jul 14

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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.
Jul 20

Couples & Conversation (Chicago)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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 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 Chicago area.