Ignite the Light Celebration

Curious What’s Happening Tonight?

Tonight we are celebrating the work and impact of 18Doors. The event is here to celebrate interfaith couples and families and features wonderful speakers, a candle-lighting ceremony, and a portion that will feature photos and stories from interfaith families like you. Missed the beginning? You can rewind or watch the entire event on our YouTube channel.

18Doors is a non-profit organization laser-focused on empowering people in interfaith relationships—individuals, couples, families and their children—to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and we encourage Jewish communities to welcome them. To learn more about 18Doors and the work we do, click here.



We’re Here For You

Couples & Weddings

In a relationship where one of you is Jewish – and the other isn’t? We can help you connect with Jewish. Questions about holidays, lifecycle events or even about the day-to-day relationship challenges? We’re here with guidance – and have been sharing Jewish interfaith knowledge since 1999.

Families

What happens when Hanukkah falls on Christmas? How do you help your child feel included at Hebrew school when only one of you is Jewish? What’s a matzah ball? Regardless of your background or involvement in Jewish life, we have tools, guides, learning experiences and events – both virtual and local – designed by Jewish interfaith experts to help you feel more confident in Jewish.

Jewish Leaders & Organizations

We provide institutions and organizations with the tools and programming you need. We have a deep understanding of interfaith couples’ needs and can help you effect change from within.

You’re Invited: Ignite the Light Celebration


Join us for an evening celebrating the work and impact of 18Doors. Special guests, giveaways, candle lighting and more.

Ignite the light event

Find Inclusive Jewish Clergy


Getting married or planning another Jewish lifecycle event? Our free service can connect you with a rabbi or cantor who understands the nuances of interfaith families.

Upcoming 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.
Sat 15

Southside Social Justice Sukkot (Chicago)

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Join Chicagoland Jewish organizations including 18Doors for an evening of social justice in a sukkah. Together, we will celebrate the holiday of Sukkot with food, learning and community.
Sun 16

LGBTQ+ Interfaith Sukkot (Chicago)

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
This Sukkot, Mishkan, Keshet and 18Doors invites all LGBTQ+ folks, interfaith couples and our friends to experience the holiday of Sukkot together. There will be snacks, conversation, celebration of our Queer Jewish ancestors, and opportunities to connect as a couple and community.
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.