Jodi Bromberg has been a part of 18Doors since October 1, 2013—the day that the Pew Report on Jewish Americans came out—and became (what 18Doors was called at the time), InterfaithFamily’s CEO in 2015. She has written for numerous publications, and spoken at conferences, synagogues and Jewish institutions around the country about the importance of creating comfortable, inclusive spaces for interfaith families in Jewish life. Jodi lives outside of Boston with her wife and three children, where she remains a diehard New York Yankees fan. Prior to joining 18Doors, Jodi was a corporate attorney in the Philadelphia area, and is a proud graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Lauren is a licensed social worker who is excited to be a part of a mission-driven organization that supports interfaith Jewish families like hers. As Advancement Manager, Lauren assists with various fundraising activities and pursues new relationships to support the growing work of 18Doors. Lauren resides in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with her family. She is a retired ultimate frisbee player who now spends most of her free time chasing around her two energetic young children and traveling to Montana or Massachusetts to visit family.
As Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, Rabbi Frisch is proud to work with a select group of rabbis from throughout North America who are committed to doing their absolute best in serving interfaith couples and families. Her own practices for working with people in interfaith relationships have evolved from what she has learned alongside the fellows, as well as from what she has learned from the fellows. Rabbi Frisch believes strongly that diversity and inclusion are good for the Jewish people and she is committed to helping individuals, couples and families of all kinds to feel comfortable doing Jewish and engaging with the Jewish community. Rabbi Frisch is married to Rabbi Seth Frisch, with whom she has three children: Benji (who is married to Emuna), Noah and Tali. She enjoys doing yoga; taking her two rescue dogs, Bo and Frankie, for walks; and traveling with her family. In early 2022, Rabbi Frisch started the Facebook Group Mazel Pups, for people who are Jewish or Jew-ish (however they define it) and love dogs. You can follow along on Instagram @mazelpups.
Chris works as the web developer at 18Doors, using his years of experience to keep the website running fast and smooth. Chris lives in Maine with his brother and their cat Jazzworth. In his spare time, Chris can often be found designing board games or playing guitar.
Rachael Jimenez, originally from the Los Angeles area and currently resides in Chicago, is thrilled to join the 18Doors staff. For the past decade, she has been part of the Chicago casting community, casting new plays, revivals of classics, and broadway musical transfers; most recently, she completed nine seasons at the Goodman Theatre. Part time, you can find her at Mishkan Chicago as the Davening Team Coordinator, organizing musical lay leadership. When not making theater or singing in services, you can find her playing her mountain dulcimer, enjoying any large body of water, or hanging with her cat, Winifred.
As Director of Community Engagement and Special Projects, it’s Molly’s passion to connect interfaith couples in her community to resources and tools unlocking aspects of Jewish culture and traditions. With a passion for food and drink, Molly enjoys visiting the numerous breweries in the Boston area, plus baking and cooking at home. Kugel is one of her favorite foods, and is one of the few ways she will tolerate raisins. She especially loves hearing her friends who have never had kugel try to pronounce the word.
Kat is dedicated to developing innovative digital strategy initiatives and using social media for Good in the world as the Chief Digital Strategy Officer. In particular, she values inclusive and welcoming spaces for interfaith couples and families, diverse Jewish professionals, and anyone interested in all things Jewish. When she isn’t living on the internet, Kat is a concert photographer, lover of philosophy, collector of Hawaiian shirts and big movie buff. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their cat named Monroe.
Sophie Mortman manages and produces a variety of content 18Doors shares on its website and emails. She also optimizes this content for search engines so that more people can access the resources and stories that connect interfaith families. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys seeing live music, eating anything sweet and petting every dog she sees.
Mike is passionate to be part of an organization that is helping to strengthen the Jewish community and celebrate the diversity and inclusion of interfaith families. As Chief Advancement Officer, he supports the financial aspects of 18Doors and its mission, including communication and collaboration with funders. During his free time, Mike enjoys spending quality time with his wife, their two kids, and his labradoodle, Callie. He loves gardening and dabbles in photography. Mike’s favorite dishes are spinach fila and a traditional Egyptian soup called Molokheya.
Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe is deeply committed to helping interfaith couples and their families find deeper meaning in both their spiritual and daily lives. As a rabbi, educator, and director at 18Doors in Atlanta, she is proud to provide interfaith workshops, programming, and counseling, along with officiating weddings and baby naming ceremonies. Rabbi Packer-Monroe was ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2014. She and her wife welcomed their first baby in July 2019, their second baby in April 2022, and are enjoying time together as a family.
Adam Pollack wakes up every day asking himself how he can bring meaning and purpose to the world. He sees 18Doors’s mission as the answer to that call by equipping interfaith families and couples with the knowledge and resources to make Jewish choices. Adam brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy, organizational development, Jewish education and young adult engagement. He firmly believes that talented people, when gathered together and properly supported, can do transformational work. He’s grateful to work alongside talented colleagues dedicated to a shared vision of a more inclusive community that reflects our diversity.
In his spare time, Adam serves on the board of Sha’ar Zahav, a LGBTQ+ synagogue in San Francisco where he lives, and prior to starting in his current role, sat on the 18Doors Bay Area Leadership Council. On weekends, he can be found running trails across the Bay Area and hanging out with his husband, Nathan, and their dog, Stewie.
Lindsey is excited to be supporting the clergy and interfaith families using our clergy referral service. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and their rescue dog, Ramen. In her free time, Lindsey is cooking, riding her Peloton, or spending time with her family.
Eliana manages 18Doors’ social media presence. She is passionate about creating content that connects interfaith couples and families with the resources they need. During her free time, Eliana enjoys cooking and reading. She loves spending time outdoors, whether she is running, hiking, or walking her dog Oscar.
Dani manages projects and content that are distributed to the 18Doors community! Whether it’s in the form of a newsletter or a social media post, she hopes you’ll learn something new. Dani is passionate about incorporating Judaism into the arts and outdoors! Dani lives in Florida and enjoys reading, painting and going on walks with her dog.
Jamie is 18Doors’ Executive Assistant. With a background in office management, development, event planning and design, she dots every “i” and crosses every “t.” Jamie worked in the National Office for five years before taking a brief hiatus to spend more time with her family during the pandemic and is now returning to help staff stay organized. She will be working part-time from her new home in Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and two kids. When Jamie isn’t at her computer working with 18Doors, she can be found playing with her kids out in nature, painting a mural somewhere in her house or around town or organizing something.
Utilizing her technical skills and community outreach experience, Robin is passionate about connecting interfaith couples and families with the resources and support they need. As a program manager and Saleforce guru at 18Doors, she is proud to collaborate with the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship team and its mission. During her free time, Robin enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years, their two children, and four cats. She loves playing tennis, reading, watching Philly sports with her children, and cooking delicious Jewish recipes from Gil Marks’ cookbooks.
Nicole takes pride in directing the Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service which helps connect over 2,000+ couples and families annually to interfaith-friendly rabbis and cantors as 18Doors’ Director of Lifecycle Connections. When she’s not working, Nicole loves exploring new restaurants in Philadelphia with her husband, seeing independent movies, and taking her Insta-famous dog to the park. Her favorite Jewish dish is Kugel, a recipe her mother added to a community cookbook that she helped create in 1997 called The Happy Cooker.