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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 Elana Rosen-Brown, here in San Francisco to support you.

Rabbi Elana 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 Elana 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 rabbielana@18doors.org.

Our Events


Tue 12

Couples & Conversation (National)- Online

March 12 @ 7:00 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 Jewish/interfaith couples in their 20s and 30s.
Wed 13

Planning Your Interfaith Wedding…Together! (National)-Online

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors’ Molly Kazin Marshall for a three-part series to plan your Jewish/interfaith wedding, together with other Jewish/interfaith couples! Having other couples to bounce ideas around with can be the most helpful resource of all as you're planning your big day. Join us for these three sessions. Each session will include time for couples to get to know one another, share updates in the planning process, and brainstorm together. This series is highly interactive and a great way to get to know other interfaith couples who are in the thick of wedding planning!
Tue 19

Practical Torah for Jewish Grandparents of Interfaith Families (National) – Online

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT
Join Rabbi Ari Saks and other grandparents with interfaith families for a four-session series that focuses on rabbinic teachings and lessons from the Torah and Bible that highlight ways we can create a meaningful and inclusive family culture for everyone in our interfaith family.
Thu 21

Allyship in a Time of Rising Antisemitism (National)- Online

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and the ADL for a program designed to give interfaith couples an opportunity to learn about how to support one another during times of rising antisemitism. You'll also explore concrete ways to be an ally and a caring partner.
Apr 04

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

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Are you leading a Passover seder this year? Whether you’re leading a small seder or a large one, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural or mixed-heritage family. (And if you aren't hosting but you're attending a seder, or you're just interested, you're still welcome to join us.)
Apr 16

Welcome to the Seder: Grandparents’ Role in Embracing ALL Family Members at Passover (National) -Online

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors and the Jewish Grandparents Network to discover how you can take the lead in welcoming and embracing family members and other guests of different faiths and cultures to create a joyful, engaging experience for all participants. Rabbi Jessica Lowenthal will share practical ideas so that this year’s seder celebrates the Exodus and freedom in a way that resonates for all.
Apr 16

You’re Invited: A Guide to your First (or Second) Passover Seder (National)-Online

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT
Celebrating Passover or attending seder for the first (or second) time? Mazel tov! This is a session for anyone invited to a seder, a member of a Jewish family, anyone who has recently become Jewish, is on your path to Judaism, or just want to learn more about what happens at a Passover seder. During our time together, you'll learn the traditional steps of a Passover seder, some worldwide variations, and contemporary reinterpretations. Of course, we'll also hold space for your questions. Learn everything you need to be prepared for this beloved holiday celebration.
Elana Rosen Brown

Meet Rabbi Rosen-Brown – Rukin Rabbinic Fellow

Elana is an Associate Rabbi at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, Calif. where she has served since 2014. In this role, she leads adult learning and social justice initiatives and strives to co-create a community that is fully inclusive of interfaith/Jewish-ish/multifaith families. A native East Coaster, Elana grew up in Hartford, Conn. and has lived all over the world.

Elana serves on the boards of the Marin Interfaith Council, the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, and RAC California’s Leadership Team. Alongside her deep love for Judaism, Elana is a practicing Buddhist. She is grateful to her partner, Dan, for the joyous multifaith home they have created together with their cats Beniko and Sherwood.