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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 Alex Greenbaum, here in Pittsburgh to support you.

Rabbi Alex 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 Alex 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 rabbialex@18doors.org.

Our Events


Jun 06

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 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.
Jul 14

Couples & Conversation (National) – Online

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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.

Meet Alex Greenbaum – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow

Rabbi Alex Greenbaum is the rabbi of Beth El Congregation of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, with congregational experience from Augusta, GA; Staten Island, NY; and Alpena, MI. He was ordained in 1997 by the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), the Conservative Movement’s Seminary, and holds a M.H.L. from the University of Judaism, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Poli-Sci/Pre-Law from Michigan State University. Originally from Detroit, he is married to Rabbi Amy Greenbaum, his associate rabbi (they were the first rabbinic couple in its 100-year history to graduate together from JTS). Together, with their three boys and one girl, they have lived in Pittsburgh since 2002. Alex cannot wait to work with 18Doors! He has worked with 18Doors (formerly InterfaithFamily) since 2001 and believes no that no place in the world does a better job of connecting interfaith couples and embracing rabbis.