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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New Program for Couples: Our Year of Firsts

Upcoming Couples & Conversations

Tue 28

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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 their 20s and 30s.

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

Thu 09

The “How To” Before the “I Do” – Online

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
You're engaged--mazel tov (congratulations!)! In this workshop, you'll get to meet other Jewish-interfaith couples planning their weddings and have access to 18Doors staff members who've planned their own Jewish-interfaith weddings. We'll go over the "how tos" of finding an officiant, determining the elements that make a wedding Jewish, and brainstorming how to customize a ceremony that reflects both you and your partner's identities.
Sun 26

Passover Plate Date (Atlanta)

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Join 18Doors for a Passover Plate Party where interfaith couples will both learn the significance of seder plate items for Passover and paint their own seder plate. Each couple will come away with their own unique Passover plate and new friends. Snacks will be provided.
Sun 26

Purim in the Park (Atlanta)

February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Join 18Doors and other local Atlanta Jewish organizations for the 2nd annual Purim in the Park for a fabulous celebration of Purim in North Decatur. There will be activities and performances for all ages followed by a parade around the park. In line with Purim celebrations, costumes are heavily encouraged!
Tue 28

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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 their 20s and 30s.
Mar 16

So You’re Hosting Passover: Seder Leading 101 (National) – Online

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Are you leading a Passover seder this year (perhaps for the first time)? Whether you’re leading a small seder or a large one, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural or mixed-heritage family. Join 18Doors for learning, conversation and questions, including basic elements of leading a seder and suggesting different Haggadot (books to lead you through the ritual meal).
Mar 22

Matzah and Eggs: Navigating Passover and Easter (National) – Online

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
For interfaith couples and families, what does celebrating both Passover and Easter holidays look like? We may look forward to the spring holidays and feel anxiety about the tensions they bring with them at the same time. Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Stephanie, who herself grew up in an interfaith family, for advice on navigating this time of year with compassion and understanding.