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May 2020

Our Wedding Plans are Messed Up and it Stinks! – Online

May 26 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Having your wedding plans affected by an international pandemic is a unique, painful, surprising phenomenon. It comes with feelings of loss and frustration - as well as lots of other emotions. Sometimes it can really help to talk to other couples who "get" what you're going through. Join us for a nourishing, healing get together where you can share stories, resources and support.

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Shavuot Shabbat with author Sarah Hurwitz

May 29 @ 7:00 pm EDT
$9

Join us for a delightful dinner and discussion of Sarah Hurwitz’s new book, "Here All Along", with the author herself! Sarah, a renowned political speechwriter for the Obamas, rediscovers Judaism, finding timely insights and profound spiritual connection in its ancient practices and ethical traditions.

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June 2020

Couples and Conversation – Online (Philadelphia)

June 4 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Being part of an interfaith 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. Join us in this safe space to process together, meet new friends and learn from one another.

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July 2020

Seven Blessings Just For You! – Online

July 7 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Join Rabbi Max Chaiken for an interactive workshop, exploring the traditional sheva brachot, and creating a custom version with your partner, to use in your wedding, your anniversary, your original wedding date that had to be postponed—you name it!

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Unlocking the Jewish Home and Creating Holy Space – Online

July 8 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Join Rabbi Robyn Frisch and other interfaith couples with young children to discuss ways to make a Jewish home that feels right for you as a couple and to create holy space in your home.

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Tips for Planning a Meaningful Jewish/Interfaith Wedding Ceremony – Online

July 30 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind the rituals.

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September 2020

How a Multi-Generational Interfaith Family Celebrates the Jewish High Holidays – Online

September 1 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Free

With Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur around the corner, hear how one grandparent has navigated the holidays over the course of a 50+ year interfaith marriage and how she celebrates now with adult children in interfaith marriages of their own.

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Planning Your Wedding During COVID: A Discussion Forum for Engaged Interfaith Couples – Online

September 3 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

If you’re currently engaged, whether or not you have a wedding date at this point, we hope you’ll join us for this special Discussion Forum where couples will have the opportunity to share their experiences and the decisions they’re making, and where you’ll hear from 18Doors’ Rabbi Robyn and Rabbi Malka about their experiences and advice from working with numerous interfaith wedding couples.

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Unlocking Tradition: Virtual Challah Bake – Online

September 4 @ 5:30 pm EDT
$18

Looking for a fun date night with your partner? Baking is a great way to spend quality time together and have something delicious to show for it, and baking challah allows couples to share in a sacred Jewish tradition that has been observed for centuries. So let’s bake some challah together!

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Our Year of Firsts – September Gathering – Online

September 9 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith, Our Year of Firsts offers you the opportunity to explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other couples.

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How to do the High Holidays at Home – Online

September 16 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Free

This year, celebrating the High Holidays with young kids will feel very different. While you may be planning on attending a virtual service or not, there are many ways to bring the holidays into your own home and on your own schedule! Join Rabbi Jessica to explore the deeper meaning of these days and find fun activities that will keep you and your little ones entertained.

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Rosh Hashanah Seder A New Way to Start the New Year – Online

September 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT
$9

Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of 18doors Atlanta, for a nourishing, grounding, creative and playful Rosh Hashanah Seder, a lesser known Rosh Hashanah tradition consisting of delicious foods, puns, word games and meaningful reflections on the year that has passed, and expectations for the year to come.

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High Holidays in Nature: A Virtual Mini-Retreat – Online

September 27 @ 11:00 am EDT
Free

18Doors welcomes Rise Gatherings Retreat Creators for a High Holiday Nature Experience. Together we will tap into our reciprocal relationship with nature as a way to explore the themes of the High Holidays.

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October 2020

Edible Sukkot with OneTable and 18Doors! – Online

October 2 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Join 18Doors and OneTable for a fabulous edible Sukkah-making treat!

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Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 4 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Free

Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats.

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Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 5 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Free

Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats. Co-sponsored by the Marlene Mayerson JCC in Manhattan.

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Shabbat ShaZoom – Online

October 30 @ 4:00 pm EDT
Free

Get your family in the right frame of mind for Shabbat with this sweet, interactive and engaging virtual program. Join us with your young children for storytelling, songs and Shabbat blessings.

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November 2020

Couples and Conversation – Online

November 2 @ 7:00 pm CST
$54

Being part of an interfaith 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.

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Couples and Conversation – Online

November 5 @ 8:00 pm EST
$18

While being part of an interfaith/intercultural couple can be incredibly amazing, it can have its challenges. 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.

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Planning a Meaningful Jewish/Interfaith Wedding Ceremony – Online

November 12 @ 8:00 pm EST
$5

Planning a wedding? Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony, the deeper meaning behind rituals like breaking the glass, standing under a chuppah or circling seven times, and ways to include multiple backgrounds and traditions to make the ceremony uniquely yours.

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2020 LimmudFest: Welcoming your child’s partner from a different faith background – Online

November 15 @ 12:00 pm EST
$18

Join us at Boston's 2020 LimmudFest for a session on welcoming your child's partner from a different faith background.

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December 2020

A Reverend and a Rabbi Discuss the December Holidays – Online

December 1 @ 8:00 pm EST
Free

Parents and grandparents, aunties and uncles and caregivers of young kids are invited to this night of learning and sharing about the December holidays. You'll leave with ideas for kids activities that you can do to create a more meaningful holiday experience.

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To Tree or Not to Tree: December Planning During A Pandemic – Online

December 3 @ 8:00 pm EST

Planning for the December holidays can sometimes be tricky, and the pandemic has added new challenges. 18Doors and Jewish& are teaming up to offer a workshop to help you lead with your values to create joyous and meaningful holidays, even if they look a little different this year.

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December Holiday Discussion for Interfaith* Couples – Online

December 4 @ 8:00 pm EST
$5

Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Director of 18Doors Atlanta and Molly Kazin Marshall, Manager of 18Doors Boston for a conversation about the joys and challenges of celebrating the December holidays in an interfaith home.

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