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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 a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, Rabbi Joshua Fixler, here in Houston to support you.

Rabbi Josh 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 Josh 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. He is 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 him at rabbijosh@18doors.org.

Our Events


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 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.

Meet Rabbi Fixler – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow

Joshua Fixler serves as Associate Rabbi at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas. He is the president of the Houston Faith Leaders Coalition and a member of the steering committee for the Texas Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-TX). Rabbi Fixler was ordained at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in May 2017. While in rabbinical school, Rabbi Fixler was a Wexner Graduate Fellow and a Bonnie and Daniel Tisch Rabbinical Fellow. During his time at HUC-JIR, Joshua also completed an Advanced Professional Certificate in Management for Public & Nonprofit Organizations at New York University.

Meet Rabbi Hausman-Weiss – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow (Alumni)

Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss was ordained by HUC in Cincinnati, OH in 1999, with an MA in Jewish Education and Hebrew Letters. He studied at HUC in Jerusalem and LA, as well as the UJ Rabbinic program. In his first pulpit at Temple Emanuel as the Rabbinic Director of Education and Outreach, he served the Jewish community of Birmingham, AL for 12 years. Rabbi Scott is the founding Rabbi of Shma Koleinu in Houston, TX. Shma Koleinu is a synagogue without walls and without requiring a financial or membership commitment, that serves all Jews, Jewish families and those who love them. Rabbi Scott is proud to be a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow, as he continues to develop and grow in his ability to serve all who seek out Jewish life and experience. He especially loves working with interfaith couples and families, because they are often the most open to what Judaism, Jewish ritual and tradition can offer.