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May 2020

Being an Interfaith Couple in a Time of Stress

May 13 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Free

Living in the days of the coronavirus, life is stressful for every couple. This Meetup is a chance for interfaith couples to come together with other interfaith couples in their community to discuss how they are reacting to and handling what is going on in the world right now.

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Oy Baby: Creating Shabbat Rituals

May 14 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Join 18Doors and PJ Library for a 2-part series for interfaith families with children 3-7 to learn about Friday night Shabbat rituals and how to slow down and be present with your family.

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Marking Space, Marking Time

May 17 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Free

Have you lost track of what day it is? Does Monday feel the same as Friday? Join Rabbi Jessica to learn how you can incorporate Shabbat into your lives, whether you are looking for a 5 minute ritual or an hour long family activity.

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Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Interfaith Families during the COVID19 Pandemic and Beyond

May 20 @ 1:00 pm EDT

With physical spaces shuttered and gatherings prohibited, Jewish organizations have been actively designing ways to support and keep their communities connected and engaged. This webinar will discuss ways in which organizations can leverage these new ways of connecting to support interfaith families now, and keep them connected when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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Unlocking Shabbat

May 21 @ 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Have you lost track of what day it is? Does Monday feel the same as Friday? Join Rabbi Robyn Frisch from 18Doors, jkidphilly and other interfaith couples from the Philly area with children ages 0-5 to learn about Friday night Shabbat rituals and other ways you can incorporate Shabbat into your life and make it feel different and special.

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Being an Interfaith Couple in a Time of Stress – Online (Seattle)

May 26 @ 7:00 pm PDT
Free

Living in the days of the coronavirus, life is stressful for every couple. This Meetup is a chance for interfaith couples to come together with other interfaith couples in their community to discuss how they are reacting to and handling what is going on in the world right now.

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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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Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Interfaith Families during the COVID19 Pandemic and Beyond

May 27 @ 8:00 pm EDT

With physical spaces shuttered and gatherings prohibited, Jewish organizations have been actively designing ways to support and keep their communities connected and engaged. This webinar will discuss ways in which organizations can leverage these new ways of connecting to support interfaith families now, and keep them connected when the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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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 (Florida)

June 2 @ 7:00 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.

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Couples and Conversation – Online (Boston)

June 2 @ 7:00 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.

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Webinar: Working with Interfaith Families: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

June 3 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Recent statistics estimate that 71% of Jewish marriages outside of the Orthodox community are intermarriages. 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…

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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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Webinar: Supporting Interfaith Families in times of Mourning: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

June 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

As the number of interfaith families connecting to Jewish communal organizations continues to grow, so too does the need to support them at all lifecycle moments – from birth to death. For interfaith families, specific questions and concerns may arise about how they will be supported around death and dying. This webinar will identify some of these questions and suggest best principles for addressing them in your community – from pastoral support to cemetery considerations and beyond.

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Webinar: Supporting Interfaith Families in times of Mourning: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

June 18 @ 8:00 pm EDT

As the number of interfaith families connecting to Jewish communal organizations continues to grow, so too does the need to support them at all lifecycle moments – from birth to death. For interfaith families, specific questions and concerns may arise about how they will be supported around death and dying. This webinar will identify some of these questions and suggest best principles for addressing them in your community – from pastoral support to cemetery considerations and beyond.

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Officiating Weddings During a Pandemic – Online

June 25 @ 12:30 pm EDT
Free

This discussion forum will provide a safe space for Jewish clergy to ask questions they have about officiating weddings during a pandemic and to share what they are doing.

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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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Webinar: Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 8 @ 8:00 pm EDT

As Jewish communal professionals, we come to our work with open hearts and minds, hoping to welcome as many people into Judaism as we can. However, we all bring with us unconscious biases we've learned over time, especially around what it means to be Jewish. In this webinar, 18Doors' Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, will help you begin to unpack these biases so that you can look at your work of engaging interfaith families with fresh eyes. Register now.

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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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Webinar: Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

As Jewish communal professionals, we come to our work with open hearts and minds, hoping to welcome as many people into Judaism as we can. However, we all bring with us unconscious biases we’ve learned over time, especially around what it means to be Jewish. In this webinar, 18Doors’ Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, will help you begin to unpack these biases so that you can look at your work of engaging interfaith families with fresh eyes.

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Shabbat Dinner and Game Night – Boston

July 17 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Free

Join us for a quick Shabbat dinner and then relax and unwind with game night!

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Webinar: Working with Interfaith Families: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

July 21 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Recent statistics estimate that 71% of Jewish marriages outside of the Orthodox community are intermarriages. 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…

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Spirits and Culture: Mixology Class for Interfaith Couples – Boston

July 23 @ 7:30 pm EDT
$15

Join us for an interactive cocktail making class with other couples in the greater Boston area!

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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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