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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


Fri 30

Shabbat ShaZoom – Online

October 30 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Get your family in the right frame of mind for Shabbat with this sweet, interactive and engaging virtual program. Join us with your young children for storytelling, songs and Shabbat blessings.
Nov 02

Couples and Conversation – Online

November 2 @ 7:00 pm CST
Being part of an interfaith 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.
Nov 05

Couples and Conversation – Online

November 5 @ 8:00 pm EST
While being part of an interfaith/intercultural couple can be incredibly amazing, it can have its challenges. 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.
Nov 12

Planning a Meaningful Jewish/Interfaith Wedding Ceremony – Online

November 12 @ 8:00 pm EST
Planning a wedding? Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony, the deeper meaning behind rituals like breaking the glass, standing under a chuppah or circling seven times, and ways to include multiple backgrounds and traditions to make the ceremony uniquely yours.
Nov 15

2020 LimmudFest: Welcoming your child’s partner from a different faith background – Online

November 15 @ 12:00 pm EST
Join us at Boston's 2020 LimmudFest for a session on welcoming your child's partner from a different faith background.
Dec 04

December Holiday Discussion for Interfaith* Couples – Online

December 4 @ 8:00 pm EST
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Director of 18Doors Atlanta for a conversation about the joys and challenges of celebrating the December holidays in an interfaith home.
Dec 15

Our Year of Firsts – December Virtual Discussion – 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 Marshall

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.