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One partner is Jewish and the other isn’t. Dating or married, all relationships have unique blessings and challenges.

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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

See below for all upcoming events for couples. Want to get notified of upcoming events by email? Sign up at the bottom of this page.

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Upcoming Events for Couples

Wed 28

Cocktails & Conversion (Chicago)

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Are you somewhere in the process of converting to Judaism and are figuring out what this means for your life and your soon-to-be interfaith family? Join 18Doors Chicago's Tani Prell and other people who can relate. Let’s chat through all of it together while enjoying a cocktail (or your drink of choice) at an outdoor patio. Your first drink and an appetizer are on us.
Aug 06

First Friday Interfaith Shabbat Dinner (Chicago)

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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!
Aug 15

Tu B’Av Partner Yoga (Atlanta)

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Fertility journeys can be physically exhausting, lonely and emotionally/financially challenging, but you aren't alone. Join Rabbi Malka and yoga teacher Rebecca Leary Safon for all-levels partner yoga as we learn about the Jewish day of love, Tu B'Av.
Aug 25

GPS for the Soul: Setting Spiritual Direction for the High Holy Days – Online

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
What if there was a yearly, accessible and wise tradition that could help us chart our year ahead? There is, and we call it Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur! Join Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss over three nights - an hour each night - to set a spiritual direction for the High Holy Days this year and then to reflect on the holidays after Yom Kippur.
Aug 26

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

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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!)
Sep 01

Our Year of Firsts – Online

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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.
Sep 26

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
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 Atlanta-based couples who are seriously dating, engaged, or newly married.
Oct 07

Couples & Conversation (Los Angeles) – Online

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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 Los Angeles-based couples who are seriously dating, engaged, or newly married.