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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 support with a lifecycle event or to find inclusive Jewish events and meet other interfaith couples at your life stage, we’re here to support you. We have supportive rabbis on staff to help guide and connect you.

We are thrilled to have a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow here in Las Vegas to support you. Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein runs events for interfaith/intercultural couples to socialize and discuss relevant issues and workshops to reflect on your backgrounds, differences and similarities and discuss your hopes, plans and dreams for the future. She 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 her at rabbicookie@18Doors.org.

Our Events


Sun 24

Family Seder for Tu Bishvat (Jewish Earth Day) – Online

January 24 @ 3:00 pm CST
Jewish interfaith families are invited to join 18Doors and Jewish& for a musical, fun, engaging family seder for the environmental Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat! We will eat fruits associated with the holiday, connect with the Jewish time of year and sing together to celebrate the birthday of the trees. No prior knowledge necessary.
Fri 29

Celebrate Jewish Earth Day with Food – Online

January 29 @ 7:00 pm EST
Tu Bishvat is a Jewish holiday when we celebrate the birthday of the trees. It's an opportunity to strengthen our connection to the environment and is a very accessible holiday for people of all backgrounds. Join us for a creative, interactive, spiritual Tu Bishvat seder (ceremonial meal).
Feb 01

Couples and Conversation – Online

February 1 @ 7:00 pm PST
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 Jewish/interfaith couples.
Feb 07

Not What I Expected: Jewish Interfaith Grandparenting – Online

February 7 @ 11:00 am EST
Is grandparenting in an interfaith family a little—or a lot—different from what you expected? This will be a safe space where you can discuss your experience of having children/grandchildren in interfaith families.

Meet Rabbi Olshein

After spending four years as a rabbi in Texas and a subsequent eight years as the rabbi of Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Florida, Rabbi Cookie Olshein returned to her beloved Las Vegas Jewish community in July of 2020. A lawyer in Las Vegas for more than 10 years before entering rabbinical school, she was ordained by HUC-JIR (Los Angeles), the Reform Movement’s Seminary, in 2008. Her professional passions include teaching adult education, leading congregational Jewish music, bringing awareness to social justice issues, creating interfaith opportunities for dialogue and worship and facilitating workshops on spirituality in everyday life. She loves learning with her 18Doors cohort and is excited to deepen her interfaith work through learning best practices to better serve the community.