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Working with Interfaith Families: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations – Online

June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


The most recent statistics estimate that 72% of Jewish marriages outside of the Orthodox community are interfaith. As Jewish organizations, interfaith families are our constituents – our synagogue members, day school and supplementary school students, campers and donors. As leaders of these organizations, we are in a unique position to create a Jewish community that embraces them and encourages them to do Jewish.

In this introductory webinar, you will learn the basic principles of being truly welcoming to interfaith families. We will cover everything from your website to your ritual committee, and you will leave with some best principles to get you started on the work of making sure your organization is fully embracing interfaith families.



Tema SmithMeet Tema Smith

Tema Smith is our Director of Professional Development in Toronto, Canada. She 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. 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.


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.



June 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Tema Smith