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Tisha B'Av: July 29
This is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. This fast day commemorates the Roman destruction of the Second Temple. 

Tisha B'Av: July 29.  This is the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. This fast day commemorates the Roman destruction of the Second Temple.




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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.

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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Choose Your Wedding Program Language


Help your guests connect with the meaning and beauty of the rituals in your wedding ceremony. This tool offers you inclusive language to choose from to describe your wedding rituals. Save your favorites and you're ready to create your wedding program!

Upcoming Events

Wed 15

Webinar: Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT
As Jewish communal professionals, we come to our work with open hearts and minds, hoping to welcome as many people into Judaism as we can. However, we all bring with us unconscious biases we’ve learned over time, especially around what it means to be Jewish. In this webinar, 18Doors’ Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, […]
Fri 17

Shabbat Dinner and Game Night – Boston

July 17 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Join us for a quick Shabbat dinner and then relax and unwind with game night!
Tue 21

Webinar: Working with Interfaith Families: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 21 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Recent statistics estimate that 71% of Jewish marriages outside of the Orthodox community are intermarriages. As Jewish organizations, interfaith families are our constituents – our synagogue members, day school and supplementary school students, campers, and donors. As leaders of these organizations, we are in a unique position to create a Jewish community that embraces them […]
Thu 23

Spirits and Culture: Mixology Class for Interfaith Couples – Boston

July 23 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join us for an interactive cocktail making class with other couples in the greater Boston area!
Thu 30

Tips for Planning a Meaningful Jewish/Interfaith Wedding Ceremony – Online

July 30 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind the rituals.
Sep 09

Our Year of Firsts – September Gathering – Online

September 9 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith, Our Year of Firsts offers you the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other couples.
Oct 06

Love and Marriage – Online

October 6 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Couples workshop with seven interactive online sessions to help engaged and newlywed interfaith couples build a foundation for a happy life together & create a vision for their future.