Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.), Our Year of Firsts offers you the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other interfaith couples.
Have you ever had questions and thought to yourself, I really wish I could ask this to a rabbi over a beer? Join other interfaith couples along with Rabbi Todd Zinn, 18Doors Rukin Rabbinc Fellow and Director of Jewish Journeys and Enrichment for Honeymoon Israel and 18Doors Chicago Community Director, Tani Prell, for a casual night of asking the rabbi any question you've ever had about anything. We'll meet up at a bar in Lakeview.
Grab a canoe or kayak and (th)ROW those sins away! The High Holy Days are a time to release the weight of the year that is now behind us. Join 18Doors and Modern JewISH Couples for a tashlich ritual where we will symbolically cast our sins into a body of flowing water. Prefer to stay on solid ground? Join Rabbi Gubitz to do tashlich from the dock, then we'll head over to a nearby bar.
Rosh Hashanah will be here before you know it, and this year we're celebrating in a park. Join us for tashlich followed by a community potluck dinner. Tashlich is a holiday ritual during which we symbolically cast away (into the water) bad habits and places where we’ve missed the mark so that we don't carry them into the new year. Join Rabbis Malka Packer-Monroe from 18Doors and Ariel Root Wolpe from Maalot as they lead us in this powerful ritual. Family-friendly and open to Jews and their loved ones of all ages.
Join 18Doors' Molly Kazin Marshall and other interfaith couples for a workshop that will help you craft the perfect ketubah (Jewish marriage document) for your marriage—whether that means selecting existing text or writing custom language.