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
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Upcoming Couples & Conversations

Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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 couples.
Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (Upper East Side, New York) – Online

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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 couples on the Upper East Side, New York.
Jun 07

Couples & Conversation (Denver) – Online

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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 couples in the Denver area.
Jul 14

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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 couples.
Jul 20

Couples & Conversation (Chicago)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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 workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged, and newly married couples in the Chicago area.

These dates don’t work for you? Get notified of upcoming workshops and let us know if there’s a time that’s better for you.

All Upcoming Events for Couples

Fri 27

Interfaith Couples Shabbat Dinner (Chicago)

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Whether Shabbat is something you observe weekly, or you're new to incorporating it into your week... Whether you grew up Jewish or you're new to it... If you're dating, engaged or married, and figuring out what Jew-ish looks like in your relationship... ...Join Tani Prell, 18Doors Chicago Community Director, for Shabbat dinner with other interfaith couples!
Sun 29

Interfaith Couples Meet and Greet: Board Game Edition (Chicago)

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors' Tani Prell and other interfaith couples for an afternoon of getting to know one another over some of your favorite games! We'll casually connect and make new couple friends.
Jun 01

What is Jewish Identity? A Shavuot Conversation for Interfaith Couples (New York) – Online

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
What does it mean to be part of the Jewish people/community today if you yourself are not Jewish? Join Rabbi Emily Cohen from 18Doors and other interfaith couples for a thought-provoking conversation sparked by the interfaith storyline of The Book of Ruth, traditionally read on Shavuot.
Jun 05

From Lox to Latkes: How Food Shapes Our Family’s Cultural & Religious Identity (Boston)

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall and other Jewish interfaith couples to talk about religion/culture and food. Coming from different religious/cultural backgrounds, you and your partner likely grew up eating different foods—let’s dig into this fruitful topic and talk about how it relates to your family!
Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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 couples.
Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (Upper East Side, New York) – Online

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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 couples on the Upper East Side, New York.
Jun 07

Couples & Conversation (Denver) – Online

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm MDT
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 couples in the Denver area.
Jun 24

Shabbat Dinner and Game Night (Boston)

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Join other interfaith/multicultural/Jew-ish couples for a Shabbat dinner in person! We'll start our evening with Shabbat blessings and get to know one another over a night of board games and great food. Weather permitting, we will be outdoors.
Jul 14

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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 couples.
Jul 20

Couples & Conversation (Chicago)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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 workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged, and newly married couples in the Chicago area.