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Tu B’av: August 1-2

The holiday, which is all about love, takes place on the 15th of Av (“Tu” refers to 15) and has basically become the “Jewish Valentine’s Day.”

Tu B’av: August 1-2

The holiday, which is all about love, takes place on the 15th of Av (“Tu” refers to 15) and has basically become the “Jewish Valentine’s 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.


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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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

Mon 05

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 5 @ 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 in their 20s and 30s.
Wed 07

Understanding the Reality of Interfaith Couples Online (National) – Online

June 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors' Chief Digital Strategy Officer Kat Manos for a presentation on data and insights we might glean from examining how interfaith couples and families exist online in digital spaces. This event is for Jewish professionals and clergy, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A.
Fri 09

Shabbat on the Roof (of Ponce City Market)

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Come celebrate Shabbat on the rooftop of Ponce City Market with other rad interfaith couples. We will begin the evening with a delicious dinner and Shabbat blessings, then enjoy a night of mini golf, vintage amusement park games and spectacular views of the city.
Sun 11

Pathways to Parenthood (in collaboration with the Jewish Fertility Foundation) (National) – Online

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
If you're in a Jewish-interfaith relationship and experiencing a fertility journey with your partner, you're not alone. Join 18Doors and the Jewish Fertility Foundation for a panel and discussion on the many different ways to grow your family, including IVF, IUI, adoption, and more.
Wed 14

To Bris or Not to Bris (National) – Online

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors, Rabbi Simone Schicker, and a mohel (the person who performs the circumcision) to learn about different welcoming ceremonies and rituals open to expectant parents, as well about the differences between a Jewish ritual bris and a circumcision performed in a hospital. Together, we'll explore some of the reasons that couples may choose to forego ritual circumcision and discuss the different ways to honor other cultural backgrounds as you prepare to grow your family!