Rabbi Michal Woll has been named a Rukin rabbinic fellow by 18Doors, a national nonprofit that assists interfaith families.
Woll is the spiritual leader for Congregation Shir Hadash, of Milwaukee’s east side. She is part of the second group to enter the 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic fellowship program, which launched with a virtual kick-off retreat in February.
Fellows hone their skills to work with interfaith couples and families. The curriculum includes webinars, small group learning and one-on-one mentoring. Fellows will each offer programs and workshops for interfaith couples in their own communities and virtually for a national audience, according to a press release from 18Doors. They will also work individually with couples seeking Jewish clergy to officiate a lifecycle event through 18Doors’ referral service, answer questions and connect couples to existing inclusive resources and organizations.
Twenty-one communities across the United States and Canada have Rukin Fellows, where interfaith couples and families can receive:
- One-on-one consultations with a rabbi who can provide support and answer questions.
- Referrals to local organizations friendly to interfaith couples and families.
- Programming for seriously dating, engaged and newly married interfaith couples and/or parents with young children to talk about how they want to bring religious traditions into their lives together.
18Doors, formerly InterfaithFamily, is at 18doors.org.