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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 Denise Handlarski, here in Toronto to support you.

Rabbi Denise along with our other Rukin Fellows throughout the US and Canada offers programming for interfaith/intercultural couples and families to discuss relevant issues. We hope you’ll join herfor 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 Rabbi Denise at rabbidenise@18doors.org.

Our Events


Mar 04

Passover Showers and Easter Flowers – Online

March 4 @ 7:00 pm CST
Join us to learn about the Jewish holiday of Passover, and how you can celebrate in a way that’s meaningful to both of you as an interfaith couple. We’ll also discuss how to navigate the spring holidays.
Mar 09

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 9 @ 8:00 pm EST
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Elyssa will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event.
Mar 11

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

March 11 @ 7:00 pm EST
Are you leading or attending a Passover seder on your own this year? Whether you’re hosting a small seder at home or others are joining you virtually, we have the tools you need to feel confident creating a seder that’s right for your interfaith, intercultural or mixed-heritage family.
Mar 14

Four Cups of Cabernet: Wine Appreciation and Jewish History – Online

March 14 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Join 18Doors, OneTable Boston and The Vilna Shul for a chance to learn the art and science of wine appreciation and wine and food pairing as a window to Jewish history and culture as we prepare for Passover. BYOB.
Mar 16

Passover, Pillows, Props and Puppets! – Online

March 16 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Come learn how to engage kids and the young at heart in the telling of the Passover story. Rabbi Cheryl will share her seder tips and tricks for making old traditions new again. This is an interfaith-friendly event
Mar 23

Seder Cocktails: A Treat You Can’t Passover – Online

March 23 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Join Molly Kazin Marshall from 18Doors and Sarah from ParTea for a virtual evening of Passover cocktail making. We'll be creating two cocktails inspired by the flavors of the seder plate (ritual Passover items).

Meet Rabbi Denise Handlarski

Rabbi Denise Handlarski is the founder and spiritual leader of the online community Secular Synagogue and the author of “The A-Z of Intermarriage” published by New Jewish Press/University of Toronto Press. She also works as a Jewish Doula and a university professor for teacher candidates. Denise is delighted to be a Rukin Rabbinic Fellow; she loves speaking to couples and families about how to create a dynamic and meaningful cultural life.