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.
As Director of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship, Rabbi Frisch is proud to work with a select group of rabbis throughout the US and Canada who provide programs, workshops and other services for interfaith couples and families within their communities. 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, Noah and Tali. She enjoys taking her dog Bo for walks and traveling with her family.
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.
Alexina uses her technical skills and program management experience to support the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship and Innovation Hubs. As a member of an interfaith family herself, she is proud to be part of an organization serving interfaith couples and families. In her spare time she loves rock climbing, mountain biking, and cooking for others.
As Boston’s Community Director for the Boston Innovation Hub, it’s Molly’s passion to connect interfaith couples in the Boston area 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.
Sean Kelly brings a passion for engaging content to 18Doors, joining the team as Social Media Manager. A career content creator, Sean also comes from a Jewish-interfaith family and now has one of his own. Outside of his work at 18Doors, Sean has had the good fortune of traveling the world as a touring musician. When not enjoying time with his wife and daughter, he produces artists and writes music for films, podcasts, and commercial projects.
Jane thrives on making meaningful connections – demonstrating that interfaith isn’t a barrier to finding a Jewish clergy to officiate lifecycle events. When she is not working as the Program Manager for 18Doors’ Officiation Referral service, Jane is a political junkie and volunteers for presidential and local campaigns. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult children, and many grandchildren. She’s a huge fan of Jewish cuisine with her favorite dish being traditional chopped liver.
Kat is dedicated to moving the digital strategy forward and leading all social media for 18Doors as the Director of Audience Engagement. In particular, she values crafting an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for interfaith couples and families, diverse Jewish professionals, and all those interested in unlocking 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 starlet cat named Monroe.
Heather leverages her 20-years of multi-faceted executive experience to help solve complex business problems and drive change at 18Doors as its COO. When she is not working, Heather seems to always be looking for the missing sock in the washer or helping her two boys get to their next activity. Much to the chagrin of her partner, her favorite Jewish recipe is chopped liver!
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 director of development, 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 a baby in July of 2019 and are enjoying time together as a family.
Brian, also known as B-Dogg to his colleagues and friends, is proud to support fundraising for 18Doors nationally. In his role as Associate Director of Development, he supports the financial aspects of 18Doors in order to break down barriers and make Jewish life inclusive for all. When he’s not at work, Brian can be found spending time with his wife and their two daughters, Mira and Elana. Brian’s favorite Jewish dish is a twist on a classic — a Southern dry-rub brisket.
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Tani is dedicated to fostering inclusive Jewish spaces. As the Chicago Community Director, she loves partnering with couples, families, and individuals to bring sparks of Jewish joy into their lives. Tani’s career has been centered on education, Judaism, and the arts, with a commitment to inclusion and belonging present throughout. In her spare time Tani enjoys spending time with her partner, Charles, and her cat, Winston. They are a family of sci-fi enthusiasts, Chicago outdoor brunch connoisseurs, and lovers of all things art.
Lindsey Silken drives the content and voice connecting interfaith couples and families to Jewish. As the Director of Content at 18Doors, Lindsey is devoted to shaping the digital strategy with multifaceted resources and personal essays for interfaith couples and families. Outside of work, Lindsey is a stellar baker. She particularly loves making hamantaschen for Purim. Her husband and son help eat them, while her young daughter has begun learning to help.
As Director of Professional Development, Tema works in partnership with Jewish professionals, educators and clergy to help them develop the skills and tools they need to fully embrace interfaith couples and families. As a diversity advocate, writer and educator, Tema uses her skills and passion to advance conversations and change around inclusion in the Jewish community. Tema is also a contributing columnist for The Forward. In her spare time, she enjoys searching out good coffee, craft beer and new places to dance with her friends. She lives in Toronto with her two stubborn yet lovable shih tzus, Tashi and Padma.
LauraSue is dedicated to providing our clients with a safe space to be themselves and receive the services they need. As the administrative assistant, LauraSue is focused on our clients’ requests and making sure she follows up so everyone feels heard. LauraSue’s career has been centered on equality, inclusion, advocacy, education and Judaism. She enjoys spending time with her sons, family and friends, reading, photography and nature walks.
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.