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Tu B’Av: July 24
This modern Jewish holiday celebrating love is gaining popularity. See how you can celebrate.

Tu B’Av: July 24
This modern Jewish holiday celebrating love is gaining popularity. See how you can celebrate.




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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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Upcoming Events

Wed 28

Cocktails & Conversion (Chicago)

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Are you somewhere in the process of converting to Judaism and are figuring out what this means for your life and your soon-to-be interfaith family? Join 18Doors Chicago's Tani Prell and other people who can relate. Let’s chat through all of it together while enjoying a cocktail (or your drink of choice) at an outdoor patio. Your first drink and an appetizer are on us.
Aug 06

First Friday Interfaith Shabbat Dinner (Chicago)

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Whether Shabbat is something you observe weekly, or you're new to incorporating it into your week... Whether you grew up Jewish or you're new to it... If you're dating, engaged or married, and figuring out what Jew-ish looks like in your relationship... ...Join Tani Prell, 18Doors Chicago Community Director, for Shabbat dinner with other interfaith couples!
Aug 15

Tu B’Av Partner Yoga (Atlanta)

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Fertility journeys can be physically exhausting, lonely and emotionally/financially challenging, but you aren't alone. Join Rabbi Malka and yoga teacher Rebecca Leary Safon for all-levels partner yoga as we learn about the Jewish day of love, Tu B'Av.
Aug 25

GPS for the Soul: Setting Spiritual Direction for the High Holy Days – Online

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
What if there was a yearly, accessible and wise tradition that could help us chart our year ahead? There is, and we call it Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss over three nights - an hour each night - to set a spiritual direction for the High Holy Days this year and then to reflect on the holidays after Yom Kippur.
Aug 26

Let’s Bayit: Homebuying and Building a Jew-ish Home (Atlanta) – Online

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Buying your first home is a big deal. It's a seemingly overwhelming process, and just figuring out how to get started can feel like a herculean task. Join Rabbi Malka Packer from 18Doors Atlanta and Jon Effron, a Compass realtor, to learn about building a Jew-ish home and how to get started. (And, if you were wondering, bayit means “house” in Hebrew!)
Aug 29

PJ Library Presents: Rock Out the Summer!

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Calling all families with young children! Join us for a free concert. Josh and the Jamtones will perform at Temple Shalom of Medford on Sunday, August 29th.
Sep 01

Our Year of Firsts – Online

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 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 26

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
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 workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for Atlanta-based couples who are seriously dating, engaged, or newly married.
Oct 03

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition – Online

October 3 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 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 couples who are expecting and those with children under the age of two.
Oct 07

Couples & Conversation (Los Angeles) – Online

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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 workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for Los Angeles-based couples who are seriously dating, engaged, or newly married.