The Interfaith Inclusion Leadership Initiative (IILI) is an intensive program designed to help Jewish institutions and organizations to more fully embrace interfaith couples and families and expand their supportive policies and practices.
Participation in this initiative is a chance for a team of leaders in Jewish organizations to dig in, think about the change they would like to see, create a strategic plan and, with 18Doors’ help, make it happen.
Cohort Three began in fall 2019.
IILI is ideal for organizations who have already participated in an 18Doors/InterfaithFamily, Jewish Outreach Initiative/Big Tent Judaism or related training or professional development program who have begun to think about creating inclusive spaces for interfaith couples and families, and are looking for more guidance and resources to take their work to the next level.
Stay tuned for an exciting new format of our Interfaith Inclusion Leadership Initiative, launching later this year.
If you are a funder or organizational convener and you would like to explore creating a cohort of IILI for your community, please contact Mike Navisky at email@example.com.
What guidance and resources did organizations receive as IILI participants?
Organizations received guidance from 18Doors to make sustainable changes toward being more inclusive of interfaith families.
The IILI Self-Assessment Tool and curriculum helped institutions or organizations review their current policies, programs, and community culture as they apply to the inclusion of interfaith families. Participating organizations then developed individualized Strategic Plans for Interfaith Inclusion and received professional development, topical webinars, and follow-up coaching sessions to support them in meeting their goals.
Each participating organization received:
What was the time commitment involved with participating in IILI?
IILI has been a year-long program, but will be undergoing a re-design.
In its current format, the program is almost entirely virtual with the exception of an in-person launch event. Additionally, each organization scheduled monthly coaching sessions to apply curriculum content to their organizational work on its Strategic Plan for Interfaith Inclusion.
Although IILI offers a significant amount of support and guidance, a portion of IILI’s work is intended to happen internally. Organizations who complete substantial “in house” reflection and discussion under the guidance of InterfaithFamily will likely achieve the most desirable outcomes over the year and beyond.
What were organizations asked to do as participants in IILI?
Each participating institution or organization committed to:
For more information about ILI, please contact Tema Smith, Director of Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Supported by: