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Ignite the Light Celebration

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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.

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

May 05

Couples & Conversation (Atlanta)

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith* Couple *Intercultural, Dual-faith, Mixed Heritage, Jew-ish . . .   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 in person workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It […]
May 05

In This Together: Navigating Your Interfaith Relationship in a Time of War (National) – Online

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The outbreak of war in the Middle East has been shocking, scary and painful for many. Couples that come from different backgrounds may experience additional difficulty and challenge when processing and discussing this war. Join 18Doors, Rabbi Emily Hyatt and Jessica Moskowitz, LCSW, to discuss how the war is impacting you and your partner, while gaining skills to better communicate with and support one another.
May 13

What’s Next? How Clergy Can Support Jews Following Conversion (National)- Online

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Join Rabbi Steven Philp, an 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow alumnus who runs the conversion program and post-conversion support at Mishkan Chicago, for an informative session on how Jewish professionals and clergy can provide support to newly converted Jewish individuals.
May 21

Moving Beyond Welcome for Chicago’s Interfaith Couples & Families (Chicago) – Online

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Join 18Doors' new Chicago Director, Andy Kirschner, as he shares data and perspectives from a comprehensive listening tour about interfaith families and the organizations who serve them. 18Doors will also share strategies for support in Chicago, practical tips around language and optics, and best principles to move organizations beyond warm and welcoming to an inclusive place of belonging.
Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 in person workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples in their 20s and 30s.