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Sukkot: September 29 to October 6

This harvest festival commemorates the memory of the Israelites seeking shelter in temporary huts while wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. 

Sukkot: September 29 to October 6

This harvest festival commemorates the memory of the Israelites seeking shelter in temporary huts while wandering in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. 




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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 27

Rosh Hashanah Your Way (Boston)

September 6 @ 12:00 am - October 1 @ 12:00 am EDT
Join 18Doors Boston for a Rosh Hashanah celebration—however and wherever you like! We want to give you the resources you need to make the holiday meaningful. Choose from gift cards to Whole Foods, Modern Tribe, or a Rosh Hashanah cookbook by a local author, and celebrate with a seder, meal, or tashlich ceremony. This opportunity is for Jewish/interfaith* couples in the Greater Boston area, as well as Jewish grandparents of interfaith families in the Greater Boston area. *interfaith, multifaith, Jewish&, Jew-ish, mixed heritage, etc.
Oct 04

Our Year Of Firsts: Parenting (Cincinnati)

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join us for bi-monthly meetings with other Jewish/interfaith* (multi-faith, mixed heritage) parents! We know that there are countless decisions you'll have to make as a parent, so let us help you--at least with the Jewish ones! We'll alternate between in-person sessions (complete with dinner and a childcare stipend so YOU can choose who watches your baby!) and Zoom sessions, all culminating in a Hanukkah party with parents and children.
Oct 04

Our Year of Firsts (National) – Online

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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. Virtual Discussions We will meet the six Wednesdays […]
Oct 16

Planning Your Interfaith Wedding…Together (National)- Online

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Join us for a three part series to plan your Jewish/interfaith wedding, together with other Jewish/interfaith couples! Having other couples to bounce ideas around with can be the most helpful resource of all as you're planning your big day
Oct 22

Build a Better Future: Day of Service for Young Professionals (Boston)

October 22 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm EDT
We’re teaming up with Repair the World (RTW), the premier national Jewish service organization, to offer young professionals opportunities to connect with one another while volunteering around town. Join young professionals throughout Greater Boston for a day of service learning and volunteering as part of RTW's national Service Matters event. We'll be constructing accessible picnic tables for sites across the region.
Oct 25

Couples & Conversation (National)-Online

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith* Couple *Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish . . .   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 […]
Oct 29

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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 Jewish/interfaith couples in their 20s and 30s.