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July 2020

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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August 2020

Officiating Weddings During a Pandemic: A Discussion Forum for Jewish Clergy – Online

August 20 @ 12:30 pm EDT
Free

As Jewish clergy in this time of a pandemic, how do we best serve the couples we are working with and still remain true to ourselves? This discussion forum will provide a safe space for clergy to ask questions they have and to share with others what they are thinking and doing.

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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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Rosh Hashanah Cookalong – Online – Boston

September 8 @ 6:00 pm EDT
$10

Join us for a lesson in cooking a delicious Sephardic-inspired dish to prepare for Rosh Hashanah!

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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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Webinar: Unpacking Bias: Best Principles for Jewish Organizations

September 10 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free
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In this webinar, 18Doors' Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, will help you begin to unpack your biases so that you can look at your work of engaging interfaith families with fresh eyes.

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Forgiveness and Introspection: Connecting with the High Holy Days – Online

September 10 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Free

Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard and Pastor June Joplin as we dive into the many themes of the High Holy Days and learn about them from two faith perspectives: Judaism and Christianity. This class will hopefully help people connect to the Jewish season of forgiveness and introspection, and move people along their own journeys of soul searching.

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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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Finding Meaning During the High Holidays – Chicago – Online

September 17 @ 7:00 pm CDT
Free

How can we involve family members who aren't Jewish during this important time of year in the Jewish calendar? Find meaning during this unusual Jewish New Year.

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Mixology for Interfaith Couples: Cheers to a Sweet New Year! – Online

September 17 @ 7:30 pm EDT
$10

Join us for a mixology lesson as we craft some Rosh Hashanah themed cocktails.

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

September 22 @ 1:00 pm EDT
Free

This webinar 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.

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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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Love and Marriage – Online

October 6 @ 8:00 pm EDT
$150 – $180

Couples workshop with seven interactive online sessions to help engaged and newlywed interfaith
couples build a foundation for a happy life together & create a vision for their future.

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