18Doors empowers people in interfaith relationships— individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them.
We’re 18Doors, previously InterfaithFamily: new name, same mission. We’re still offering programming for interfaith couples and families, professional development for Jewish organizations and digital content for more exploration.
We were founded during the early stages of interfaith acceptance in Jewish communities. Our organization has served as an industry leader in making Jewish more welcoming and inclusive. We are experts, thought leaders and institutional consultants who are committed to learning, advocating and promoting the needs of interfaith couples in their relationship with Jewish. As the Jewish community has begun to follow in our footsteps, we are at the crux of building and shaping new access points to Jewish for young interfaith couples and families. Today, we are meeting this new era of Jewish as 18Doors: an approachable and impactful team of professionals leading change. 18Doors is an entry point to Jewish, forming our programs and services to meet the unique and evolving needs of interfaith couples and families.
Our Vision: People in interfaith relationships are welcomed and embraced by Jewish communities and contribute to Judaism’s enduring strength and continuity.
We understand Jewish interfaith relationships and are here to help you connect with Jewish. From digital content and in-person offerings that help couples and families - to fellowship and learning opportunities for Jewish professionals and clergy. We deliver helpful, non-judgmental information with a warm welcome. Need to connect with a rabbi or cantor to officiate for your wedding, baby naming or other lifecycle event? Find someone in your area to help officiate for life's most important moments. 18Doors has created downloadable introductory booklets and Resource Guides to Jewish holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, tips, essays about holidays, food, planning a wedding, parenting, and generally how to navigate being a Jewishly diverse couple or family. We also offer fun and creative newsletters, and specific email series on wedding planning, parenting and holidays, plus other resources. We are here to help you.