The Diversity of Interfaith Families

Building a family together. What does it mean to be Jewish?

Baby Naming Ceremony Officiant

Get connected virtually with 18Doors clergy

Baby Naming Ceremony Officiant

Get connected virtually with 18Doors clergy

From Expecting to Grandparenting

Raising Young Children with Intent

Find our best stories, tools & advice for parents with young kids

Interactive Shabbat Blessings

Read and listen to the Shabbat blessings, including the blessing over the children.

Unlocking Hanukkah: A Cheat Sheet

This fun infographic has the Hanukkah basics along with ideas for celebrating and blessings to say.


Jewish Holidays Cheat Sheet

Learn the basics about the Jewish holidays, including when they fall on the calendar.



Parenting Email Series

Sign up for this free email series for parents of young children and see how Jewish values can provide guidance and support during this time.

Upcoming Events for Families

Wed 29

Beyond Love and Light: Figuring Out Hanukkah for Our Interfaith Family (National)- Online

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Everything we see around the Hanukkah season is all about "love and light," but there's so much more to the festival of lights! Join Rabbi Stephanie Crawley and other interfaith couples to discuss the real themes of Hanukkah and decide how you wish to celebrate the festival in a safe and supportive environment.
Dec 03

Sing Along…It’s Chanukah! (Toronto)

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Whether it’s your first time lighting the candles or you’re looking to rekindle that old flame, we invite you to warm up with us for a musical festival of light! Learn the greatest hits and discover new favourites from the Chanukah songbook. This workshop, led by Rabbi Ryan Leszner, will take place in person at the Miles Nadal JCC. All are welcome regardless of identity, experience or ability.
Dec 07

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights (Boston)

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical performances, spotlight talks with museum curators, arts & crafts activities, loads of giveaways, delightful treats, and engaging art experiences for the whole family. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the museum during this exclusive after-hours access.
Dec 07

To Tree or Not to Tree: A December Discussion (National)-Online

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
18Doors is teaming up with Secular Synagogue's Rabbi Denise Handlarski, a rabbi in an interfaith marriage and author of “The A-Z of Intermarriage,” to discuss how interfaith couples approach December holidays. Come share how you do the holidays (or join us if you haven’t decided yet), and hear from other interfaith couples. We’ll light Hanukkah candles together and help couples and families lead with your values to create joyous and meaningful holidays.
Dec 10

Hanukkah in the Park (Atlanta)

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Join 18Doors and other Jewish organizations in Atlanta for a delightful in-person celebration on the fourth night of Hanukkah in the Park! Bring your loved ones, a hanukkiah (menorah), 5 candles (4 candles for the 4th night plus the shamash, or helper, candle), foil (to put under your hanukkiah), a lighter and a picnic dinner, which we'll all enjoy together after the candle lighting.