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Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Couples and Conversation: 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 in their 20s and 30s.

“Couples and Conversation” meets Thursdays June 6th , June 13th, June 20th and June 27th from 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time and will be facilitated by Rabbi Jodie Siff, Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Alumnus. The workshop is $54 a couple and registration is required.


Couples in their 20s and 30s 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




Jodie SiffRabbi Jodie Siff grew up in Plandome, N.Y. and has been serving the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore community as their Rabbi for 23 years and is a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Alumnus.

Jodie works with the synagogue’s nursery school and the older adult community.

A mentor through the Elaine Breslow Institute at Beit T’Shuvah, she works to support Jewish professionals and individuals who are yearning to create sacred space and build sacred relationships in their work and lives. Jodie believes that the behavior of someone in recovery, one of a daily practice of reflection and integration of life, is not just for addicts. She embraces this belief and helps people create their own practices.

Jodie and her husband Peter are the proud parents of four young adults.


18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome everyone, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ individuals to participate in our programming. All of our virtual programs offer automated closed captioning. If you need additional captioning support, or any other accommodations to fully participate in a program, please let us know on your registration form.