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Rosh Hashanah: October 2 to 4 (sundown to sundown)

This holiday literally translates to “head of the year,” and celebrates the Jewish New Year

Rosh Hashanah: October 2 to 4 (sundown to sundown)

This holiday literally translates to “head of the year,” and celebrates the Jewish New Year




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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

Aug 01

10 Days of Belonging for Interfaith Families (Chicago) – Online

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors Chicago Director Andy Kirschner and an experienced panel for a discussion on ways synagogues and Jewish institutions can begin instilling inclusion and belonging for interfaith couples and families. We'll highlight the most relevant and best inclusion principles to build into your organization's plans for before, during and after the High Holidays. You will leave with concrete ideas you can act on from the pulpit, in your communications, through programs, during services and more!
Aug 15

Engaging Interfaith Families for the High Holidays: a check list for an inclusive experience (Atlanta)

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors' Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe for a presentation of the latest data about interfaith couples/families in Atlanta. Following the presentation, we'll have a discussion/Q&A to help clergy and Jewish communal professionals prepare for the High Holidays by learning best principles for inclusion and belonging and embrace all those who have marginalized identities—especially if they are from interfaith families.
Aug 28

Let’s talk about Co-officiating weddings: if, when and how to work with other clergy for life cycle events (Atlanta)

August 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Many of us clergy are receiving more requests to co-officiate interfaith weddings. Join 18Doors' Atlanta Director Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe for a confidential conversation to fully explore what it means to co-officiate, our thoughts and feeling about co-officiation and how to explore our own personal boundaries.
Sep 04

Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition (National) – Online

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple and raising a family can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating religious/cultural lives for yourselves and your children. It is intended for Jewish/interfaith couples who are expecting and those with children under the age of six.
Nov 04

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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.