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Tisha B'av: July 29
This fast day of mourning commemorates the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE.

Tisha B'av: July 29 This fast day of mourning commemorates the Roman destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE.




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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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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 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 […]
Thu 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.
Mon 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 […]
Thu 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, […]
Jul 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, […]
Jul 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 […]