Before the Wedding: Connecting with Other Couples

Return to the Jewish Wedding Guide for Interfaith Couples.

Connecting with other interfaith couples and families is a great way to share experiences, wisdom, questions and mutual support. Whether it’s through a religious organization or through friends, finding people who understand some of the dynamics interfaith couples often navigate can help in many ways. Workshops and classes offered by synagogues, community centers and other religious communities can sometimes be terrific—the key is to make sure that whomever is offering these sessions is genuinely supportive and affirming of interfaith couples, and not pursuing a conversion agenda.

18Doors offers some wonderful local resources in several cities. If you live in one of the metro areas our offices serve, check out the web page associated with your city for information about courses, meet-ups, social gatherings and opportunities to be connected with other interfaith couples including “mentors.”

Many local Jewish Federations, synagogues, and Jewish Community Centers also offer workshops, social events, and classes for interfaith couples. More and more local organizations have social and support groups for interfaith couples too.

Return to the Jewish Wedding Guide for Interfaith Couples or view as a PDF.


18Doors is here to support interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship provides offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have questions, please contact


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