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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


Sun 24

Ready, Set, Bake! A virtual cookie class for Tu Bishvat

January 24 @ 2:00 pm EST
Join 18Doors Boston and chef and dietician extraordinaire Micah Sivah to make delicious “everything cookies,” inspired by the upcoming Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat! This event is for interfaith couples in their 20s/30s.
Sun 24

Family Seder for Tu Bishvat (Jewish Earth Day) – Online

January 24 @ 3:00 pm CST
Jewish interfaith families are invited to join 18Doors and Jewish& for a musical, fun, engaging family seder for the environmental Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat! We will eat fruits associated with the holiday, connect with the Jewish time of year and sing together to celebrate the birthday of the trees. No prior knowledge necessary.
Fri 29

Celebrate Jewish Earth Day with Food – Online

January 29 @ 7:00 pm EST
Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday when we celebrate the birthday of the trees. It's an opportunity to strengthen our connection to the environment and is a very accessible holiday for people of all backgrounds. Join us for a creative, interactive, spiritual Tu Bishvat seder (ceremonial meal).
Feb 01

Couples and Conversation – Online

February 1 @ 7:00 pm PST
Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself 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. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples.
Feb 06

Olive You a Lot: An Olive Oil Tasting Class – Boston – Online

February 6 @ 5:30 pm EST
Join 18Doors Boston for an olive oil tasting! The team at Olive Connection (Brookline, MA) will guide us through the tasting and teach us about the art of making and sampling olive oils.
Feb 07

Not What I Expected: Jewish Interfaith Grandparenting – Online

February 7 @ 11:00 am EST
Is grandparenting in an interfaith family a little—or a lot—different from what you expected? This will be a safe space where you can discuss your experience of having children/grandchildren in interfaith families.

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 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.