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Sukkot: September 21
Right on the heels of the High Holidays comes Sukkot, a 7-day harvest festival. (Begins sundown on Sept. 20.)

Sukkot: September 21
Right on the heels of the High Holidays comes Sukkot, a 7-day harvest festival. (Begins sundown on Sept. 20.)




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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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Our Year of Firsts


This year-long program is designed to help you and your partner celebrate an exciting first year of marriage together. Designed for engaged and newly married couples.

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

First Friday Interfaith Couples Shabbat Dinner (Chicago)

October 1 @ 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!
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.
Oct 20

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition – Online

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 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 21

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition (Upper East Side, New York) – Online

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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 couples who are expecting and those with children under the age of two who live in the Upper East Side.
Nov 04

Couples & Conversation – Online

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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.
Nov 04

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

November 4 @ 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!)
Nov 07

Bursting with Joy! Virtual Birthing Class (Boston) – Online

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Certified Nurse-Midwife Sarah Kleinman, Rabbi Suzie Jacobson, and 18Doors team up for a virtual birthing class that will cover the birthing process and guidance through the birthing practice, as well as a discuss on Jewish values, ideas, and rituals around birthing — including naming ceremonies and the bris.