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Are you looking for Jewish clergy for your upcoming wedding or baby naming? Seeking help on your journey to conversion? If you’re looking for guidance with a lifecycle event or to find inclusive Jewish events and meet other interfaith couples at your life stage, we’re here to help you. We are thrilled to have two Rukin Rabbinic Fellows, Rabbi Stephanie Crawley and Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser, here in Greater Washington, D.C. to support you.

Rabbi Stephanie, Rabbi Adam and our other Rukin Fellows throughout the U.S. and Canada offer programming for interfaith/intercultural couples and families to discuss relevant issues. We hope you’ll join Rabbi Stephanie and Rabbi Adam for programs and workshops, which include opportunities to reflect on your backgrounds, differences and similarities and discuss your hopes, plans and dreams for the future. They are also available for one-on-one consultations and to refer you to local Jewish clergy and organizations that welcome interfaith/intercultural couples and families. Contact them at rabbistephanie@18doors.org and rabbiadam@18doors.org.

Our Events


Fri 07

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser from 18Doors for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family. This month we'll focus on the upcoming Festival of Sukkot, also known as “The Time of Our Joy.”
Tue 11

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Crafting a Meaningful Ceremony – Online

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Learn about the Jewish elements of a wedding ceremony and the deeper meaning behind rituals with 18Doors Boston Community Director, Molly Kazin Marshall.
Thu 13

Planning Your Jew-ish Wedding: Creating Your Perfect Ketubah – Online

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors' Molly Kazin Marshall and other interfaith couples for a workshop that will help you craft the perfect ketubah (Jewish marriage document) for your marriage—whether that means selecting existing text or writing custom language.
Wed 26

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Thu 27

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Nov 02

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself 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. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged, and newly married couples in their 20s and 30s.
Nov 04

Interfaith Coffee Hour (Greater Washington)

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
Join Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser and other parents of young kids for coffee and nosh (snacks) as we get to know each other and discuss issues relevant to being an interfaith family.
Nov 28

Grandparents of Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup – Online

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Do you have grandchildren who are being raised by parents where one parent is Jewish and the other parent may have a different religious or cultural background? Join 18Doors and other grandparents of interfaith families to get to know one another and discuss your joys and challenges.
Stephanie Crawley

Meet Rabbi Stephanie Crawley – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow

Rabbi Stephanie Crawley is the Associate Rabbi at Temple Micah in Washington, DC and co-leader of the Micah Storefront Project. She was ordained in 2018 by HUC-JIR (NY), where she was a Tisch Rabbinical Fellow, and is an alumna of Case Western Reserve University. Whether teaching, leading song-filled prayer, creating new rituals, engaging in justice work, or providing spiritual counseling, her ongoing project is to be a rabbi who is rooted, hopeful and fully human. Rabbi Crawley spends her free time writing poetry, reading and watching nature cameras. From a devoted interfaith family herself, Stephanie is excited to connect with all those who seek meaning and inspiration through Judaism.

Adam Rosenwasser

Meet Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow

Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser is the Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Kensington, Md. in the suburbs of Washington, DC. He holds an A.B. in History from the University of Michigan and was ordained from the Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in 2009. He finds pastoral work incredibly meaningful, and he is excited and honored to join the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship to be able to better help guide folks of all backgrounds and experiences in their Jewish journeys.