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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


Thu 04

Passover Showers and Easter Flowers – Online

March 4 @ 7:00 pm CST
Join us to learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover, and how you can celebrate in a way that’s meaningful to both of you as an interfaith couple. We’ll also discuss how to navigate the spring holidays.
Tue 09

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 9 @ 8:00 pm EST
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Elyssa will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event.
Wed 10

Let’s Bayit: Homebuying & Building a Jew-ish Home -Boston – Online

March 10 @ 7:30 pm EST
Join 18Doors and Honeymoon Israel for a panel discussion aimed at helping Jew-ish buyers in the Greater Boston area understand the home buying process and how to build a Jewish home (bayit means house in Hebrew)—in a way that works for you.
Thu 11

So You’re Hosting Passover: Seder Leading 101 – Online

March 11 @ 7:00 pm EST
Are you leading or attending a Passover seder on your own this year? Whether you’re hosting a small seder at home or others are joining you virtually, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural or mixed-heritage family.
Sun 14

Four Cups of Cabernet: Wine Appreciation and Jewish History – Online

March 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors, OneTable Boston and The Vilna Shul for a chance to learn the art and science of wine appreciation and wine and food pairing as a window to Jewish history and culture as we prepare for Passover. BYOB.
Tue 16

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 16 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Cheryl will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event
Tue 23

Seder Cocktails: A Treat You Can’t Passover – Online

March 23 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall from 18Doors and Sarah from ParTea for a virtual evening of Passover cocktail making for interfaith couples in their 20s and 30s. We'll be creating two cocktails inspired by the flavors of the seder plate (ritual Passover items).

Meet Molly Kazin Marshall

Molly worked in educational programming and youth-serving nonprofits throughout the greater Boston area prior to joining 18Doors. She enjoys connecting interfaith couples with one another and to resources and tools to engage with Jewish culture and traditions. One of her favorite things to do is create unique programs to introduce Jewish culture and concepts in out-of-the-box ways, and she will never turn down a good ice breaker. 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 rabbibraham@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. Contact Rabbi Jessica at rabbijessica@18doors.org.