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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 cookie@18Doors.org.

Our Events


Sat 19

Rosh Hashanah Seder A New Way to Start the New Year – Online

September 19 @ 7:00 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, director of 18doors Atlanta, for a nourishing, grounding, creative and playful Rosh Hashanah Seder, a lesser known Rosh Hashanah tradition consisting of delicious foods, puns, word games and meaningful reflections on the year that has passed, and expectations for the year to come.
Sun 27

High Holidays in Nature: A Virtual Mini-Retreat – Online

September 27 @ 11:00 am EDT
18Doors welcomes Rise Gatherings Retreat Creators for a High Holiday Nature Experience. Together we will tap into our reciprocal relationship with nature as a way to explore the themes of the High Holidays.
Oct 04

Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 4 @ 2:00 pm EDT
Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats.
Oct 05

Edible Sukkah Making for Kids – Online

October 5 @ 3:30 pm EDT
Parents and their kids aged 3-6 are invited to join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Elyssa Cherney to make delicious edible sukkahs out of graham crackers and other yummy treats. Co-sponsored by the Marlene Mayerson JCC in Manhattan.
Oct 06

Love and Marriage – Online

October 6 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Couples workshop with seven interactive online sessions to help engaged and newlywed interfaith couples build a foundation for a happy life together & create a vision for their future.
Dec 15

2020 12 – Our Year of Firsts – December Gathering – Online

December 15 @ 8:00 pm EST
Explore the deeper meaning behind Jewish holidays, create new traditions together and meet other couples. Open to all engaged or newly married couples who are interfaith* (intercultural, dual faith, Jew-ish, etc.).

Meet Rabbi Olshein

Ordained in 2008, and after spending four years as a Rabbi in Texas and then eight years as the Rabbi of Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Florida, Rabbi Olshein returned to her beloved Las Vegas Jewish community in July of 2020. A lawyer in Las Vegas for 10+ years before entering rabbinical school, she was ordained by HUC-JIR (LA). 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.