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High Holy Days: Sundown Sept. 18-28
The High Holy Days encompass Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and the 10 days in-between.

High Holy Days: Sundown Sept. 18-28
The High Holy Days encompass Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and the 10 days in-between.

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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.


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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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

Thu 20

Officiating Weddings During a Pandemic: A Discussion Forum for Jewish Clergy – Online

August 20 @ 12:30 pm EDT
As Jewish clergy in this time of a pandemic, how do we best serve the couples we are working with and still remain true to ourselves? This discussion forum will provide a safe space for clergy to ask questions they have and to share with others what they are thinking and doing.
Sep 01

How a Multi-Generational Interfaith Family Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays – Online

September 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT
With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur around the corner, hear how one grandparent has navigated the holidays over the course of a 50+ year interfaith marriage and how she celebrates now with adult children in interfaith marriages of their own.
Sep 03

Planning Your Wedding During COVID: A Discussion Forum for Engaged Interfaith Couples – Online

September 3 @ 8:00 pm EDT
If you’re currently engaged, whether or not you have a wedding date at this point, we hope you’ll join us for this special Discussion Forum where couples will have the opportunity to share their experiences and the decisions they’re making, and where you’ll hear from 18Doors’ Rabbi Robyn and Rabbi Malka about their experiences and advice from working with numerous interfaith wedding couples.
Sep 04

National 2020 09 – Unlocking Tradition: Virtual Challah Bake – Online

September 4 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Looking for a fun date night with your partner? Baking is a great way to spend quality time together and have something delicious to show for it, and baking challah allows couples to share in a sacred Jewish tradition that has been observed for centuries. So let’s bake some challah together!
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.
Sep 17

Mixology for Interfaith Couples: Cheers to a Sweet New Year! – Online

September 17 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Join us for a mixology lesson as we craft some Rosh Hashanah themed cocktails.
Sep 19

Rosh Hashana Seder: A New Way to Start the New Year – Online

September 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of 18doors Atlanta, for a nourishing, grounding, creative and playful Rosh Hashanah Seder, a lesser known Rosh Hashanah tradition consisting of delicious foods, puns, word games and meaningful reflections on the year that has passed, and expectations for the year to come.
Sep 27

High Holidays in Nature: A Virtual Mini-Retreat – Online

September 27 @ 11:00 am EDT
18Doors welcomes Rise Gatherings Retreat Creators for a High Holiday Nature Experience. Together we will tap into our reciprocal relationship with nature as a way to explore the themes of the High Holidays.
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.