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Rosh Hashanah: September 25-27 (Sundown-sundown)

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. It literally means “head of the year.” 

Rosh Hashanah: September 25-27 (sundown to sundown)

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. It literally means “head of the year.” 




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Upcoming Events

Tue 27

Rosh Hashanah Picnic (and Tashlich, Too!) (Atlanta)

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Rosh Hashanah will be here before you know it, and this year we're celebrating in a park. Join us for tashlich followed by a community potluck dinner. Tashlich is a holiday ritual during which we symbolically cast away (into the water) bad habits and places where we’ve missed the mark so that we don't carry them into the new year. Join Rabbis Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors and Ariel Root Wolpe from Maalot as they lead us in this powerful ritual. Family-friendly and open to Jews and their loved ones of all ages.
Wed 28

Honoring the Dead and Facing Mortality: A Yom Kippur Discussion – Online

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Every religion and culture has ways of remembering those we've lost. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, is one of four dedicated times during the Jewish year when we remember deceased loved ones. Join us for a discussion of how Jews and those of other traditions remember our deceased loved ones.
Oct 02

Tashlich Together: Relationship Reflection for the New Year (Chicago)

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
We will gather together with other interfaith couples to share in the Rosh Hashanah ritual of tashlich. Tashlich means “casting off” and saying goodbye to the parts of ourselves we want to leave behind, reflect on, apologize for and move past in the year ahead. After we toss pebbles in the lake for tashlich, we’ll spend time together on the beach enjoying each other’s company.
Oct 07

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser from 18Doors for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. This month we'll focus on the upcoming Festival of Sukkot, also known as “The Time of Our Joy.”
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.
Oct 15

Southside Social Justice Sukkot (Chicago)

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Join Chicagoland Jewish organizations including 18Doors for an evening of social justice in a sukkah. Together, we will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with food, learning and community.
Oct 16

LGBTQ+ Interfaith Sukkot (Chicago)

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
This Sukkot, Mishkan, Keshet and 18Doors invites all LGBTQ+ folks, interfaith couples and our friends to experience the holiday of Sukkot together. There will be snacks, conversation, celebration of our Queer Jewish ancestors, and opportunities to connect as a couple and community.
Oct 26

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Oct 27

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Nov 02

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

November 2 @ 7:00 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 couples in their 20s and 30s.
Nov 04

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser and other parents of young kids for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family.
Nov 28

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.