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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 Michal Woll, here in Milwaukee to support you.

Rabbi Michal and our other Rukin Fellows throughout the US and Canada offer programming for interfaith/intercultural couples and families to discuss relevant issues. We hope you’ll join Rabbi Michal 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. 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 rabbimichal@18doors.org.

Our Events


Mar 04

Passover Showers and Easter Flowers – Online

March 4 @ 7:00 pm CST
Join us to learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover, and how you can celebrate in a way that’s meaningful to both of you as an interfaith couple. We’ll also discuss how to navigate the spring holidays.
Mar 09

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 9 @ 8:00 pm EST
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Elyssa will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event.
Mar 11

So You’re Hosting Passover: Seder Leading 101 – Online

March 11 @ 7:00 pm EST
Are you leading or attending a Passover seder on your own this year? Whether you’re hosting a small seder at home or others are joining you virtually, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural or mixed-heritage family.
Mar 14

Four Cups of Cabernet: Wine Appreciation and Jewish History – Online

March 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors, OneTable Boston and The Vilna Shul for a chance to learn the art and science of wine appreciation and wine and food pairing as a window to Jewish history and culture as we prepare for Passover. BYOB.
Mar 16

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 16 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Cheryl will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event
Mar 23

Seder Cocktails: A Treat You Can’t Passover – Online

March 23 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall from 18Doors and Sarah from ParTea for a virtual evening of Passover cocktail making. We'll be creating two cocktails inspired by the flavors of the seder plate (ritual Passover items).

Meet Rabbi Michal Woll

Rabbi Michal Woll is rabbi of Congregation Shir Hadash in Milwaukee and a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is third career rabbi, with corporate and clinical experience that manifests through her interests in end-of-life care and medical ethics. Rabbi Michal brings love of music, learning, justice and creativity to her rabbinate. At Shir, Michal is fostering a more urban, inclusive, progressive, and activist Jewish presence in the city of Milwaukee, where she is involved in interfaith justice work and dialogue.

Rabbi Michal lives with her husband, author Jon M. Sweeney, their daughters Ana and Sima, and their aging mutt Max. In 2013, Michal and Jon co-authored the book, Mixed-Up Love: Relationships, Family, and Religious Identity in the 21st Century (Hachette).  Their relationship and family have been profiled in national media. Michal is excited to join the community of Rukin fellows and to create new possibilities for interfaith couples and families in Brew City with the support of 18Doors.