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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.

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 20

Parenting During a Pandemic: A Virtual Meet-Up (Atlanta)

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe and other interfaith couple parents in Atlanta to discuss the joys and challenges of parenting during a pandemic. We will create a safe space to connect, vent, share stories and get to know each other.
Thu 29

Couples & Conversation – Online (Chicago)

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in the Chicagoland area.
May 04

From Interfaith Family to the Rabbinate: Three Communal Leaders’ Jewish Journeys – Online

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join Tema Smith from 18Doors, Rabbi Emily Cohen, Rabbi Eric Woodward and rabbinical student Becky Jaye to hear their insights, grounded in their personal experience growing up in interfaith families, and their professional expertise on how best to engage interfaith families in Jewish life.
May 04

Couples & Conversation – Online (Atlanta)

May 4 @ 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 Jewish/interfaith couples in the Atlanta area.
May 05

Couples and Conversation – Online (Denver)

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 Jewish/interfaith couples in the Denver area.
May 06

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Crafting a Meaningful Ceremony – Online

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind rituals. This is part one of a four-week series and is led by Molly Kazin Marshall and Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe.
May 12

Say Cheese! Baking Montreal Cheese Bagels for Shavuot

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and The Wandering Chew to bake a tasty cheese-filled Shavuot treat while learning about this unique Jewish holiday.
May 12

Unlocking Bedtime: Creating Jewish Rituals for Kids – Online (Boca Raton)

May 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
How do I create meaningful bedtime rituals? Rabbi Greg Weisman shares how parts of the Jewish tradition can help create the comfort of routine for little ones as they prepare each night for sleep.
May 13

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Creating Your Perfect Ketubah – Online

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall and Rabbi Steven Philp for a workshop that will help you craft the perfect ketubah (Jewish marriage document) for your marriage—whether that means selecting existing text or writing custom language. This is session two in a four-part series.
May 13

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition (Online)

May 13 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm EDT
Couples and Conversation – Parenting Edition: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith* Family *Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish . . . Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple and raising a family can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This online workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating […]
May 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!
May 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.
Jun 10

Unlocking Shabbat: Learning to Create a Friday Night Ritual – Online (Boca Raton)

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.
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.