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Tu B’Av: August 11-12 (sundown to sundown)
This holiday is all about love, and it’s celebrated as a modern Jewish Valentine’s Day. It dates back to ancient times as a day of matchmaking, and has been reinterpreted to include everyone!

Tu B’Av: August 11-12 (sundown to sundown)
This holiday is all about love, and it’s celebrated as a modern Jewish Valentine’s Day. It dates back to ancient times as a day of matchmaking, and has been reinterpreted to include everyone!




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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.

NEW! Create Your Own Wedding Ceremony Script


Planning a Jewish/interfaith wedding ceremony? Learn about Jewish wedding rituals and use this new tool to select the ones you want in your ceremony. Choose from different options to create your own custom script for your officiant.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 17

Interfaith Couples Trivia Night (Chicago)

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Test your trivia talents with other interfaith/multi-faith/multicultural/Jew-ish couples and 18Doors' Tani Prell over a night of drinks, appetizers and trivia!
Sep 02

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

September 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Parents of young children in interfaith families: Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser for morning coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. We will meet in Kensington, MD.
Sep 11

Our Year of Firsts – Online

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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.
Sep 15

Ask the Rabbi: Interfaith Couples Edition (Chicago)

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Have you ever had questions and thought to yourself, I really wish I could ask this to a rabbi over a beer? Join other interfaith couples along with Rabbi Todd Zinn, 18Doors Rukin Rabbinc Fellow and Director of Jewish Journeys and Enrichment for Honeymoon Israel and 18Doors Chicago Community Director, Tani Prell, for a casual night of asking the rabbi any question you've ever had about anything. We'll meet up at a bar in Lakeview.
Oct 11

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

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind rituals with 18Doors Boston Community Director, Molly Kazin Marshall.
Oct 13

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

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors' Molly Kazin Marshall and other interfaith couples 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.