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Are you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversion? If you’re looking for support with a lifecycle event or to find inclusive Jewish events and meet other interfaith couples at your life stage, we’re here to support you. We have non-judgmental staff to help guide and connect you and a wealth of experience in the Boston community where 18Doors is headquartered.

We are thrilled to have Molly Kazin, our Outreach and Engagement Manager, and Rabbis Braham David and Jessica Lowenthal, our Rukin Rabbinic Fellows in Boston, to support you.

Molly is here to connect couples looking to engage with Jewish life and each other through casual events around the city and our rabbis run events for interfaith/intercultural couples to socialize and discuss relevant issues and workshops to reflect on your backgrounds, differences and similarities and discuss your hopes, plans and dreams for the future. Rabbis David and Lowenthal are also available for one-on-one consultations and to refer you to local Jewish clergy and organizations that welcome interfaith/intercultural couples and families. Contact them at boston@18Doors.org 

Our Events

Sat 19

Rosh Hashanah Seder A New Way to Start the New Year – Online

September 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of 18doors Atlanta, for a nourishing, grounding, creative and playful Rosh Hashanah Seder, a lesser known Rosh Hashanah tradition consisting of delicious foods, puns, word games and meaningful reflections on the year that has passed, and expectations for the year to come.
Sun 27

High Holidays in Nature: A Virtual Mini-Retreat – Online

September 27 @ 11:00 am EDT
18Doors welcomes Rise Gatherings Retreat Creators for a High Holiday Nature Experience. Together we will tap into our reciprocal relationship with nature as a way to explore the themes of the High Holidays.
Oct 02

Edible Sukkot with OneTable and 18Doors! – Online – Boston

October 2 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and OneTable for a fabulous edible Sukkah-making treat!
Oct 04

Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 4 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats.
Oct 05

Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 5 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats. Co-sponsored by the Marlene Mayerson JCC in Manhattan.
Oct 07

Mixology for Interfaith Couples: Sukkot Edition – Online

October 7 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Join other interfaith couples to make a Sukkot-inspired cocktail and a special liqueur!
Dec 15

2020 12 – Our Year of Firsts – December Gathering – Online

December 15 @ 8:00 pm EST
Explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other couples. Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith* (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.).

Meet Molly Kazin

Molly holds a Masters in Community Development and Planning from Clark University and put those skills to use as a Recruitment Specialist for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts prior to joining 18Doors. She now is deeply involved in the Boston area interfaith community by connecting couples to resources and tools to engage in Jewish culture and traditions. Contact Molly at molly@18doors.org.

Meet Rabbi Braham David

Rabbi Braham David has proudly served as Director of the Jewish Discovery Institute (JDI) since 2007, expanding innovative interfaith outreach and conversion programming on behalf of the Conservative Movement in Boston. Since 2003, Rabbi David has also served as Rabbi of Temple Shalom in Medford, MA, an intimate and welcoming egalitarian Conservative congregation outside Boston. While there, he has envisioned and supported the Temple’s successful renewal process with a focus on welcoming young families, social action and dynamic interfaith outreach initiatives.

Rabbi David received his ordination and an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. He is delighted for the opportunity to serve as a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow with 18Doors and to better serve interfaith couples in our Jewish communities. Contact him at Braham@18Doors.org.

Meet Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal

Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal is the Rabbi and education director at Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose, MA. She works with a diverse array of people, both Jewish and Jewish adjacent, to create meaningful and fulfilling rituals and foster a loving and open community. A teacher at heart, Rabbi Jessica is passionate about helping each individual find their own pathway into Judaism. She is particularly excited to be a Rukin Fellow and embrace families of all background who want to bring Judaism into their lives. 

Rabbi Jessica met her husband, Phil Weber, at the dog park, beginning as a two dog family. They have since expanded to include two boys, Louis and Max.