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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

Dec 01

Let’s Gelt Together: Navigating the Holiday Season – Boston – Online

December 1 @ 7:30 pm EST
Join Honeymoon Israel and 18Doors Boston for a conversation about Hanukkah and all things holiday season.
Dec 01

A Reverend and a Rabbi Discuss the December Holidays – Online

December 1 @ 8:00 pm EST
Parents and grandparents, aunties and uncles and caregivers of young kids are invited to this night of learning and sharing about the December holidays. You'll leave with ideas for kids activities that you can do to create a more meaningful holiday experience.
Dec 03

To Tree or Not to Tree: December Planning During A Pandemic – Online

December 3 @ 8:00 pm EST
Planning for the December holidays can sometimes be tricky, and the pandemic has added new challenges. 18Doors and Jewish& are teaming up to offer a workshop to help you lead with your values to create joyous and meaningful holidays, even if they look a little different this year.
Dec 04

December Holiday Discussion for Interfaith* Couples – Online

December 4 @ 8:00 pm EST
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Director of 18Doors Atlanta and Molly Kazin Marshall, Manager of 18Doors Boston for a conversation about the joys and challenges of celebrating the December holidays in an interfaith home.
Dec 09

Unlocking the December Holidays – For Couples with Young Kids/Thinking About Kids – Online

December 9 @ 8:00 pm EST
Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Danny Weiner and other interfaith couples with and without kids, to learn about Hanukkah and how to make it meaningful. We’ll also create a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss the challenges and blessings of navigating the December holidays as an interfaith couple.
Dec 15

Hanukkah at Home: Chocolate Coin Making for Kids – Online

December 15 @ 3:30 pm EST
There are so many delicious foods associated with Hanukkah, and they're fun not just to eat, but to make as well. You and your young children are invited to join us during Hanukkah for the fun and easy activity of making chocolate gelt (chocolate coins).
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.).
Dec 17

Can Jews Celebrate Christmas? Finding Our Shared Values – Online

December 17 @ 7:30 pm EST
Do you celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas? Do you worry about sending mixed messages to your children? Come talk with Rabbi Jessica and other families to learn how you can create a clear and consistent message that focuses on your values, not necessarily the rituals.
Jan 19

Couples and Conversation – Online

January 19, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EST
Being part of an interfaith couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This online four session workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. Intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married couples.

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.