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Shavuot: Sundown May 16-18
Shavuot honors the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and the early summer grain harvest. Learn why we’re all about ice cream for this holiday.

Shavuot: May 16-18
Shavuot honors the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai and the early summer grain harvest. Learn why we’re all about ice cream for this holiday.




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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.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 20

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Seven Blessings Just for You – Online

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall and Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe for an interactive workshop exploring the traditional sheva brachot (seven blessings—a Jewish wedding ceremony ritual). Create a custom version with your partner to use in your Jewish/interfaith wedding, your anniversary, your original wedding date that had to be postponed—you name it!
Thu 27

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Honoring Other Cultures – Online

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join us for an interactive panel of couples to hear how each of them honored other cultures and faith traditions in their Jew-ish wedding.
Thu 27

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition – Online

May 27 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 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 couples who are expecting and those with children under the age of six.
Jun 01

What We’ve Learned from Pew: Insights on Interfaith Families for Jewish Organizations – Online

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Take a dive into the 2020 Pew Survey's data on interfaith families, and what we can learn about them to continue to embrace them in our organizations.
Jun 03

From Lox to Latkes: How Food Shapes Our Cultural & Religious Identity

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Join Rabbi Michael Shulman and other 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 in to this fruitful topic!
Jun 08

Working with Interfaith Families: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations – Online

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
This webinar will cover everything from your website to your ritual committee, and you will leave with some best principles to get you started on the work of making sure your organization is fully embracing interfaith families.
Jun 10

Unlocking Shabbat: Learning to Create a Friday Night Ritual – Online

June 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
How do we welcome Shabbat with little kids? Rabbi Greg Weisman shares how creating a Friday night Shabbat experience can be fun for the whole family.
Jun 22

Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations – Online

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
In this webinar, 18Doors' Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, will help you begin to unpack your biases so that you can look at your work of engaging interfaith families with fresh eyes.
Jul 11

Couples & Conversation – Online

July 11 @ 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 Jewish/interfaith couples.
Sep 01

Our Year of Firsts – September Virtual Discussion – Online

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.), Our Year of Firsts offers you the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other interfaith couples.