Join a scheduled webinar or learn online with eLearning on your own time to learn best practices and principles in Jewish interfaith engagement. Our webinars provide forums for Jewish professionals, clergy, educators, and lay leaders to learn best principles for embracing interfaith families in a variety of areas.
As Jewish communal professionals, we come to our work with open hearts and minds, hoping to welcome as many people into Judaism as we can. However, we all bring with us unconscious biases we’ve learned over time, especially around what it means to be Jewish. In this webinar, 18Doors’ Director of Professional Development, Tema Smith, […]
Recent statistics estimate that 71% of Jewish marriages outside of the Orthodox community are intermarriages. As Jewish organizations, interfaith families are our constituents – our synagogue members, day school and supplementary school students, campers, and donors. As leaders of these organizations, we are in a unique position to create a Jewish community that embraces them […]
Meet Tema Smith, 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. Before joining 18Doors, she was a synagogue professional, most recently as membership director of a large congregation, and completed a certificate in Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement at Hebrew College where she was a fellow. 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. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.