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Hanukkah: December 18-26 (sundown to sundown)

This beloved winter holiday lasts for eight days, and celebrates both a military and a miracle. Its traditions include fried foods, dreidels and lights. 

Hanukkah: December 18-26 (sundown to sundown)

This beloved winter Jewish holiday lasts for eight days, and celebrates both a military and a miracle. Its traditions include fried foods, dreidels and lights.




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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

Mon 28

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Dec 02

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EST
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser and other parents of young kids for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. This month we'll focus on the upcoming December holidays.
Dec 06

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

December 6 @ 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 grandparents with grandchildren in interfaith families. Join moderator Rabbi Becky Joseph (a grandparent of an interfaith family) and panelists Rabbis Robyn Frisch and Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors, who will answer the questions they hear the most from grandparents around the December holidays.
Dec 07

To Tree or Not To Tree: Navigating the December Holidays (National) – Online

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The December holiday season can and should be joyful, but it can also bring up tensions for interfaith families. Join Rabbi Stephanie Crawley and other interfaith couples to discuss how you can navigate the winter holidays in a safe and supportive space. Many couples face similar questions around decision-making, and we can learn from one another.
Dec 08

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

December 8 @ 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. 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 18

Hanukkah in the Park (Atlanta)

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Join 18Doors and other Jewish organizations in Atlanta for a delightful in-person celebration on the first night of Hanukkah in the Park! Bring your loved ones, a hanukkiah (menorah), 2 candles (one candle for the first night plus the shamash, or helper, candle), foil (to put under your hanukkiah), a lighter and a picnic dinner, which we'll all enjoy together after the candle lighting. We’ll provide sufganiyot (Jewish doughnuts) and fun activities for the whole family.