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Welcome to 18Doors eLearning! Our eLearning courses are designed for Jewish clergy, professionals and lay leaders who are looking to deepen their ability to engage interfaith families in their organizations.

Our courses can be completed from anywhere, at any time – all at once, or broken into smaller sections.

Participants in our courses will walk away with practical tools to apply to their work and increased understanding of some of the barriers to participation for interfaith families.

We are pleased to offer our initial course free of charge in order to support organizations who wish to reach and engage interfaith families.

For more information on our professional development offerings, or to find out how 18Doors can support your organization, contact us at professionaldevelopment@18doors.org.

Available Courses

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Free

The Language & Optics of Interfaith Inclusion

In this course you will find a series of modules covering various aspects of language and optics that will help you deepen your understanding of how your communications -- both everyday and in marketing materials like your website -- can help or hurt your work to embrace interfaith families.

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Meet Tema Smith, Director of Professional Development

Tema works in partnership with Jewish professionals, educators and clergy to help them develop the skills and tools they need to fully embrace interfaith couples and families. Before joining 18Doors, she was a synagogue professional, most recently as membership director of a large congregation, and completed a certificate in Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement at Hebrew College where she was a fellow. As a diversity advocate, writer, and educator, Tema uses her skills and passion to advance conversations and change around inclusion in the Jewish community. Tema is also a contributing columnist for The Forward. You can reach her at tema@18doors.org

Upcoming Professional Development Events


May 04

From Interfaith Family to the Rabbinate: Three Communal Leaders’ Jewish Journeys – Online

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Join Tema Smith from 18Doors, Rabbi Emily Cohen, Rabbi Eric Woodward and rabbinical student Becky Jaye to hear their insights, grounded in their personal experience growing up in interfaith families, and their professional expertise on how best to engage interfaith families in Jewish life.