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 the Bay Area to support you. Rabbi Laura Rumpf 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 laura@18Doors.org.
Join 18Doors Boston and chef and dietician extraordinaire Micah Sivah to make delicious “everything cookies,” inspired by the upcoming Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat! This event is for interfaith couples in their 20s/30s.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Laura Rumpf grew up in a loving interfaith home in San Francisco, CA, and graduated from Stanford University. She is happy to be back in her native Bay Area post-ordination from Hebrew Union College. Laura currently serves as a congregational rabbi at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, and delights in the diversity of ways her job calls her to engage her spiritual curiosity—from leading workshops on resilience for teenagers, to organizing interfaith social justice efforts.
Laura is grateful to the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship for introducing her to so many warm, inspiring couples and individuals. She enjoys journeying with those who seek support from 18Doors, and helping them find a spiritual home that's meaningful and meets them where they are.