Unlocking Jewish

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Purim: Sundown March 16-17
Purim is an occasion to turn things upside down with costumes, pageants and treats while celebrating the triumphant story of an unlikely heroine—in an interfaith marriage—and the downfall of an evil villain.

Purim: Sundown March 16-17
Purim is an occasion to turn things upside down with costumes, pageants and treats while celebrating the triumphant story of an unlikely heroine—in an interfaith marriage—and the downfall of an evil villain.




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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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Getting married or planning another Jewish lifecycle event? Our free service can connect you with a rabbi or cantor who understands the nuances of interfaith families.

Upcoming Events

Sun 30

Interfaith Jerusalem: A Virtual Tour (Boston) – Online

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Your relationship is layered with multiple faith backgrounds, so shouldn't your virtual tour of Jerusalem reflect them? Israel's capital city is home to many faith traditions and holds significance in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Join 18Doors' Molly Kazin Marshall and Israel tour guide Josh Hartuv for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most exclusive and exciting spots in the city.
Mon 31

Is There Room for Jesus/Muhammed/Buddha/Brahma/etc. in Your Jewish Interfaith Home? – Online

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
How do you negotiate which aspects of you and your partner’s religious and/or cultural traditions you have in your home? Whether you’re just moving in together or you’ve been living with your partner for years, join 18Doors’ Rabbi Alex Greenbaum for a nonjudgmental discussion.
Feb 02

Couples & Conversation: Interfaithless Edition (National) – Online

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Being part of an "interfaithless" 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 cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged, and newly married couples.
Feb 02

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition (Chicago) – Online

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
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 Chicago-based couples with children under the age of two.
Feb 10

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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 couples.