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Couples & Conversation

A workshop for building your life together as an interfaith couple

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What is Couples & Conversation?

A four week workshop on building a life together as an interfaith* couple

*Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish…

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 4-week workshop facilitated by 18Doors rabbis offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. 

Couples are invited to participate if they are seriously dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion/culture in their relationship, and:

    • want to explore questions about their life together, including: How can we honor both of our heritages? Can we raise our children in one religion while exposing them to the other one? How will we celebrate holidays and lifecycle events? How can we talk to parents and other relatives about issues related to our interfaith relationship?
    • want to discuss and begin to make decisions about their religious/spiritual/cultural life together with support from other couples and a non-judgmental facilitator
    • want guidance from a facilitator who has experience working with interfaith couples and helping them to address actual and potential challenges particular to them
    • want to get to know and develop relationships with other interfaith couples who are thinking about similar issues

New Program for Couples: Our Year of Firsts

Upcoming Couples & Conversations

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All Upcoming Events for Couples

Jul 12

Shabbat BBQ in the Woods with the Jews of Beverly (Chicago)

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Jews of Beverly is hosting its third annual Shabbat in the Dan Ryan Woods and excited to be co-sponsoring with KAM Isaiah Israel (KAMII) and 18Doors. Join us for a casual potluck BBQ! We'll be out there from 5:00 until at least 8:00 PM, so come as early as you can and stay as late as you want.