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Shavuot: Sundown May 28-30
Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Dairy foods, like ice cream are traditionally eaten on this holiday.

Shavuot: Sundown May 28-30 Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. Dairy foods are traditionally eaten on 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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Jewish Holidays Cheat Sheet

Resources for Lifecycle Events Affected by the Coronavirus

Jewish Recipes Across Cultures

Our Big Day: Stories from Interfaith Weddings

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

Tue 26

Being an Interfaith Couple in a Time of Stress – Online (Seattle)

May 26 @ 7:00 pm PDT
Living in the days of the coronavirus, life is stressful for every couple. This Meetup is a chance for interfaith couples to come together with other interfaith couples in their community to discuss how they are reacting to and handling what is going on in the world right now.
Tue 26

Couples and Conversation – Online (South Florida)

May 26 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Being part of an interfaith 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.
Wed 27

Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Interfaith Families during the COVID19 Pandemic and Beyond

May 27 @ 8:00 pm EDT
With physical spaces shuttered and gatherings prohibited, Jewish organizations have been actively designing ways to support and keep their communities connected and engaged. This webinar will discuss ways in which organizations can leverage these new ways of connecting to support interfaith families now, and keep them connected when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.
Fri 29

Shavuot Shabbat with author Sarah Hurwitz

May 29 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join us for a delightful dinner and discussion of Sarah Hurwitz’s new book, "Here All Along", with the author herself! Sarah, a renowned political speechwriter for the Obamas, rediscovers Judaism, finding timely insights and profound spiritual connection in its ancient practices and ethical traditions.
Jun 02

Couples and Conversation – Online (Boston)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Being part of an interfaith 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.
Jun 03

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

June 3 @ 1:00 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 […]
Jun 04

Couples and Conversation – Online (Philadelphia)

June 4 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Being part of an interfaith 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. Join us in this safe space to process together, meet new friends and learn from one another.
Jun 15

Webinar: Supporting Interfaith Families in times of Mourning: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

June 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT
As the number of interfaith families connecting to Jewish communal organizations continues to grow, so too does the need to support them at all lifecycle moments – from birth to death. For interfaith families, specific questions and concerns may arise about how they will be supported around death and dying. This webinar will identify some […]
Jun 18

Webinar: Supporting Interfaith Families in times of Mourning: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

June 18 @ 8:00 pm EDT
As the number of interfaith families connecting to Jewish communal organizations continues to grow, so too does the need to support them at all lifecycle moments – from birth to death. For interfaith families, specific questions and concerns may arise about how they will be supported around death and dying. This webinar will identify some […]
Jul 08

Webinar: Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 8 @ 8:00 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, […]