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Our Year of Firsts

This year-long program is designed to help you and your partner celebrate an exciting first year of marriage together. 

New Program for Couples: Our Year of Firsts


We’re Married. Now What?

Couples & Conversation


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 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.

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

Want to get notified of upcoming workshops? Sign up and we’ll let you know when the next one is available.

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Upcoming Events for Couples

Tue 07

2021 Ignite the Light Celebration

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Join us for an evening celebrating the work and impact of 18Doors. Are you part of a Jewish-interfaith family? Then we want to celebrate YOU! This free event will feature wonderful speakers, complimentary drink recipes for you to make at home, giveaways, and a portion that will feature photos and stories from real interfaith families. […]
Tue 14

To Tree or Not To Tree: December Decisions (National) – Online

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The December holiday time can and should be joyful, but it can also bring up tensions with our partners and immediate or extended families. Join Rabbi Denise Handlarski from 18Doors and Lauren Schreiber Sasaki from Jewish& along with other interfaith couples to get tools for navigating this time of year in a safe and supportive space.
Jan 06

Couples & Conversation (Montreal) – Online

January 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 the Montreal area.
Jan 09

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

January 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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.
Jan 20

Let’s Bayit: Homebuying and Building a Jew-ish Home (Atlanta) – Online

January 20, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Buying your first home is a big deal. It's a seemingly overwhelming process, and just figuring out how to get started can feel like a herculean task. Join Rabbi Malka Packer from 18Doors Atlanta and Jon Effron, a Compass realtor, to learn about building a Jew-ish home and how to get started. (And, if you were wondering, bayit means “house” in Hebrew!)